2,3 Million SEK for Translation of Swedish Literature
The international interest in Swedish literature remains at a high level. During the first application round in 2021 we received a total of 171 applications regarding translation from Nordic and Non-Nordic publishing houses. 120 applications were approved with a total amount of 2,3 million Swedish kronor.
The most frequent languages among the approved applications were Danish, Italian, French and Russian. The books attracting most interest in this round were the novels The Survivors by Alex Schulman and Collected Works by Lydia Sandgren, the non-fiction book Mother of Invention by Katrine Marçal and the graphic novel Dead Friend by Simon Gärdenfors.
Among books for young readers books by the author duo Mats Strandberg and Sofia Falkenheim and by Åsa Lind were most common among the applications.