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Award winners, August prize 2019. Emma-Karin Rehnman, Patrik Svensson, Oskar Kroon and Marit Kapla. Photo: Sören Andersson.
19 December 2019

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.

Swedish literature in translation 2019
19 December 2019

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.

Guest fellows in Stockholm
19 December 2019

In the beginning of December, we were glad to have seven publishers visiting us in Stockholm for four days, to learn about the Swedish book market, to meet Swedish agents and publishing colleagues and to find new authors and titles.

Collage of books.
18 December 2019

Please note the deadlines for our grants 2020.

Book spread
25 November 2019

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

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.