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There is a great international interest in Swedish literature. The Swedish Arts Council is the authority with responsibility for promoting Swedish literature in translation. Through Swedish Literature Exchange we coordinate a number of efforts within the field.

Meeting between a Swedish publisher and a French translator during the launch event in Paris. Photo: Ingrid Heller
Meeting between a Swedish publisher and a French translator during the launch event in Paris.

Launch of Swedish literature site in French

To increase the interest in Swedish literature in France and facilitate finding translators for publishers. This is the objective of the website that the Swedish Institute in Paris introduced in May 2019, with support from the Swedish Arts Council. In connection to the release of the site, a full day for translators, French publishers, and Swedish agents was arranged in Paris.

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Translators Samanta K. Milton Knowles and Laura Cangemi receive a price at the Bologna Book Fair. Photo: Susanne Bergström Larsson
Translators Samanta K. Milton Knowles and Laura Cangemi receive a price at the Bologna Book Fair. Photo: Susanne Bergström Larsson

The Bologna Book Fair: Katitzi in Italian was awarded

With support from the Swedish Arts Council, renowned translators Laura Cangemi, Katia di Marco and Maria Cristina Lombardi have for several years arranged seminars and workshops for emerging translators from Swedish into Italian. During the Bologna Book Fair in April this year, we arranged a get together for the participants in these workshops.

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Participants in the Gothenburg Fellowship Programme 2018. Photo: Anna von Brömssen
Participants in the Gothenburg Fellowship Programme 2018. Photo: Anna von Brömssen

Participants in the Gothenburg Book Fair Fellowship 2019

The Gothenburg Book Fair Fellowship is getting increasingly popular. This year, we received 175 applications, which is 50 more than last year.

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Nina Wähä on the cover of New Swedish Books Spring 2019
Nina Wähä on the cover of New Swedish Books Spring 2019

Happy reading - New Swedish Books Spring 2019 has arrived!

It has finally arrived – the spring edition of our literature magazine New Swedish Books. This year we have tried out some new ideas, interviewing people such as translators and experts who highlight their favourite Swedish titles from the past few years. Enjoy!

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Meeting between a Swedish publisher and a French translator during the launch event in Paris. Photo: Ingrid Heller
Meeting between a Swedish publisher and a French translator during the launch event in Paris.

Launch of Swedish literature site in French

To increase the interest in Swedish literature in France and facilitate finding translators for publishers. This is the objective of the website that the Swedish Institute in Paris introduced in May 2019, with support from the Swedish Arts Council. In connection to the release of the site, a full day for translators, French publishers, and Swedish agents was arranged in Paris.

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Translators Samanta K. Milton Knowles and Laura Cangemi receive a price at the Bologna Book Fair. Photo: Susanne Bergström Larsson
Translators Samanta K. Milton Knowles and Laura Cangemi receive a price at the Bologna Book Fair. Photo: Susanne Bergström Larsson

The Bologna Book Fair: Katitzi in Italian was awarded

With support from the Swedish Arts Council, renowned translators Laura Cangemi, Katia di Marco and Maria Cristina Lombardi have for several years arranged seminars and workshops for emerging translators from Swedish into Italian. During the Bologna Book Fair in April this year, we arranged a get together for the participants in these workshops.

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Participants in the Gothenburg Fellowship Programme 2018. Photo: Anna von Brömssen
Participants in the Gothenburg Fellowship Programme 2018. Photo: Anna von Brömssen

Participants in the Gothenburg Book Fair Fellowship 2019

The Gothenburg Book Fair Fellowship is getting increasingly popular. This year, we received 175 applications, which is 50 more than last year.

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Nina Wähä on the cover of New Swedish Books Spring 2019
Nina Wähä on the cover of New Swedish Books Spring 2019

Happy reading - New Swedish Books Spring 2019 has arrived!

It has finally arrived – the spring edition of our literature magazine New Swedish Books. This year we have tried out some new ideas, interviewing people such as translators and experts who highlight their favourite Swedish titles from the past few years. Enjoy!

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