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3 July 2020

Out of 163 applications, the translation grant committee approved 111 translations into 38 languages, at their second meeting this year.

Swedish literature abroad. Photo: Krzysztof Hepner
23 June 2020

Despite the covid-19 pandemic and closed borders there are plans for literature projects around the world.

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23 June 2020

For those of you who would like to get in touch with Swedish publishers, the Swedish Publisher’s association have made an English version of their Member list.

Stockholm Public Library. Photo: Susan Yin.
23 June 2020

Despite these terrible times, the interest for translating Swedish books seem to continue being strong.

Ulf Stark. Photo: Caroline Andersson.
18 June 2020

Ulf Stark (1944-2017) is considered as one of Sweden’s most renowned children’s and young adult authors.

Madonna by Sara Villius, Norstedts. (Cropped image).
9 June 2020

The second round for 2020 is now completed and we are thrilled to announce that we have approved sample translations for contemporary drama, literature for the Spanish book market and children’s literature for the Asian market, among others.

1 June 2020

What books from contemporary fiction deserve to be re-discovered? Maria Tapaninen is planning an anthology where exile, life in the urban suburbs, and Sami people’s experiences are given a new guise in the Finnish language.

21 May 2020

Swedish literature in 2020. Jonas Thente, Literary Editor at the newspaper Dagens Nyheter, is both frustrated and happy when he reflects on Swedish books and a revived literary subculture.

Stage. Photo: Stefano Stacchini
14 May 2020

Did you know that we also support translations of Swedish theatre plays for stage performance?

Kulturrådets entré. Foto: Åke E:son Lindman.
28 April 2020

In these troubled times a lot of focus is on limiting the spread of the virus. This has of course affected the whole world, and all kinds of business. The world of books is severely affected in that book fairs and festivals are cancelled, bookshops are closed, and book releases are postponed.