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Fourteen nominees for the 2021 Nordic Council Literature Prize. Foto: norden.org.
25 February 2021

Fourteen Nordic novels, short stories, and poetry collections have been nominated for the 2021 Nordic Council Literature Prize. This year’s nominees span the entire Nordic Region with works from all countries and language areas. The winner will be announced in Copenhagen in conjunction with Session week in November.

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28 January 2021

On Tuesday the 26th of January 2021 we received the sad news that Lars Norén, one of Sweden's most prestigious playwrights, poets and directors passed away.

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12 January 2021

Despite the difficult times last year, we got over 500 applications for grants for translation and production of Swedish books 2020. An increase with 30 percent from 2019. Due to the strong interest and increase the translation grant budget will be strengthened with an additional 1.5 million SEK for 2021.

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18 December 2020

Twenty seminars and book talks in five languages are now being distributed to more than one hundred Swedish consulates and embassies all over the world.

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13 October 2020

In line with our work promoting literature in translation we are collaborating with the Gothenburg Book Fair and the Swedish Institute by making available 15 conversations with Swedish authors in five different languages.

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13 October 2020

Never before has New Swedish Books presented this many books, selected by so many knowledgeable literature enthusiasts, as it does this autumn. As the critics pointed out, in one of the panel discussions recorded in connection with the Gothenburg Book Fair, it has been a fantastic year for Swedish literature!

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25 September 2020

Each year, we offer the possibility for foreign publishers and translators to apply to participate in the Gothenburg Book Fair Fellowship programme, taking place in parallel with the Book Fair. Because of the present circumstances we instead chose to carry out a digital program of webinars, online meetings and events. About 50 participants joined us during the three days of the programme. We are now publishing sections of the programme for public view.

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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.