The Swedish Literature Exchange team consists of four people, where two are working full-time and two are working in part with other tasks in the literature field in Sweden. The office belongs to the Swedish Art Council’s department for literature and libraries.
Grants and international networks
Among other things, we award grants every year to translations and literature events, we participate in international networks and book fairs, and we arrange special visitor programmes in Sweden for foreign publishing houses and translators. We perform active work to strengthen the translators, through grants, workshops, and conferences.
Book fairs and collective stands
We arrange special conferences for translators, visitor programmes for foreign publishers, and participate in the larger international book fairs. In Frankfurt, we coordinate the Swedish collective stand for Swedish publishers, organisations and agencies. In London, we coordinate, in cooperation with our Nordic colleagues, a Nordic collective stand for Nordic publishing houses and agencies. Contact us if you want to participate in these collective stands as a Swedish exhibitor.
New Swedish Books
In addition, we offer information on Swedish literature in the publication New Swedish Books, and have an overview of the active translators from Swedish to other languages, and of course, the active actors in the Swedish book business.
Here you can read the latest issue of New Swedish Books, released in autumn 2019.