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The three Swedish participants in the agent/editor exchange in Iceland. Photo: Linda Altrov Berg
Literature and translation
25 June 2019

In the beginning of June, we arranged an agent/editor exchange in collaboration with the Icelandic Literature Center, Islit. Three Swedish participants went to Iceland and three Icelandic participants went to Sweden. The objective was to obtain a greater knowledge and understanding of each other’s book market and to get more contacts . Linda Altrov Berg, rights director for Norstedts Agency, participated in the exchange.

Translators Samanta K. Milton Knowles and Laura Cangemi receive a price at the Bologna Book Fair. Photo: Susanne Bergström Larsson
Literature and translation
25 June 2019

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.

Participants in the Gothenburg Fellowship Programme 2018. Photo: Anna von Brömssen
Literature and translation
25 June 2019

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

Meeting between a Swedish publisher and a French translator during the launch event in Paris. Photo: Ingrid Heller
Literature and translation
24 June 2019

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.

Wera von Essen received the The Borås Tidning Debutant Prize for her debut novel En debutants dagbok.
25 April 2019

Winter is hardly over yet many exciting nominations have already been made for Swedish and Nordic literature prizes 2019. And the winner of Borås Tidnings Debutantpris (The Borås Tidning Debutant Prize) has already been named! In February Wera von Essen received the prize for her debut novel En debutants dagbok.

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

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!

15 February 2019

In 2018, the Swedish Arts Council received 391 grant applications for translations of Swedish literature and drama. We were pleased to approve 271 of these, 14 more than the previous year.

15 February 2019

Do you know that you can apply for grants for literature projects, translation of Swedish literature, travels in connection to international Book Fairs, and grants for participating in Göteborg Book Fair Fellowship 2019? Please note the dates in your calendar, so you don’t miss an application!

18 January 2019

33 translators were attending the International translator conference that we arranged on Långholmen in Stockholm in December. We asked three participants about their work and their reflections on Swedish culture and language. This is what they answered!

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17 January 2019

In December it was once more time for the International translator conference on Långholmen in Stockholm. 33 participants from different countries met during four intense days to network and discuss translation of Swedish literature. One of the seminars focused on Liv Strömquist’s comics.