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We have the great pleasure of presenting our brand new catalogue: Swedish Books For Young Readers. The catalogue covers 34 of the most translated authors within children and young adult literature.
We are happy to tell that the amount of applications was, unexpectedly but pleasingly high.
For the London Book fair in March we had set up a meeting with Duncan Lewis, owner of Nordisk Books in the UK. Since the fair was cancelled due to the coronavirus, we instead had a mail chat about literature and being a banker and publisher of translated books.
For those of you who have been awarded grants for "Swedish literature abroad – grants for travel, promotion and themed events" or "Bidrag till översättare av svensk litteratur och dramatik" or "Translation of Swedish literature and drama":
Please enjoy the Spring issue of New Swedish Books! With the help of skilful literary critics we introduce a selection of recently published books. We have also asked a few highly experienced translators to present works that they love dearly and would like to translate, or that they have already translated.
If you are a translator of Swedish literature, you can apply to participate at the conference that will be held at Långholmen in Stockholm 26–29 may.
During three days in Oslo, Norway, we met our Nordic colleagues to discuss literary support, working methods and future collaboration projects and joint events.
Littfest,12–14 March, wants to be a vitaminboost in the winter cold. The aim is to highlight literature and to create a platform for meetings, talks and seminars.
Three award winners of the August Prize 2019 and the title Best Swedish Book of the Year were announced on November 25th in the categories non-fiction, fiction and children & young adult.
In 2019 we awarded 285 applications for translation of Swedish books into 42 different languages, we approved 79 applications for translators of Swedish literature and 65 Swedish authors participated in events in 28 countries.