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.
Swedish literature in translation
In 2019 we awarded 285 applications for translation of Swedish books into 42 different languages. The total grant sum awarded was 5,5 million Swedish kronor – 4,8 Mkr for translation and 550 000 kr for production.
The average was 56 % of the applied translation sum and 77% of the applied production sum, where we had a maximum of SEK 10 000 per book.
Of the 398 applications, we approved 119 for books for children and Y/A and 166 for adults.
Swedish Literature abroad
With our grant for travel, promotion and themed events, we made possible for 65 Swedish authors to participate in events in 28 countries.
This grant also covers translator activities, and 10 workshops and seminars for translators were funded during 2019
Grants for translators of Swedish literature
In 2019 we awarded grants to 79 translators for research travels, visits to festivals and bookfairs, travel to workshops and seminars and sample translations, with 515 000 SEK. This includes 180 500 SEK for 22 grants for sample translations into 15 languages.