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Book spread
25 November 2019

The third and last application round for 2019 is now completed.

Collage of books.
10 October 2019

Please note the deadlines for our grants.

Participants in the Gothenburg Fellowship Programme 2019.
10 October 2019

Once again, the Swedish Literature Exchange team had the great pleasure to host the international Fellowship program for both publishers and translators during the Gothenburg Book Fair at the end of September.

Fair stand architecture.
9 October 2019

Last year, we presented a new and lighter design of the Swedish collective stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Magazine Spreads.
7 October 2019

Now it is here – the autumn edition of our literature magazine New Swedish Books.

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.