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Report from Göteborg Book Fair Fellowship 2018

Autumn time is bookfair time! And boy, did this bookfair autumn start well! We started off with Gothenburg and our annual Göteborg Book Fair Fellowship program. This year, 34 publishers and translators from all over the world took part in our annual Göteborg Book Fair Fellowship program, which ran from 26 to 29 September.

Interviews with some of the participants

New team member: Maria Antas

We are immensely proud to welcome a new colleague in the Swedish Literature Exchange team! Amongst other things, Maria Antas will work with the translation grant, organize translator and publisher activities and be the editor of our magazine New Swedish Books.

Interview with Maria Antas

New Swedish Books

New Swedish Books – Autumn 2018

In this publication you will find a selection of Swedish books due for publication in Sweden in autumn 2018. This is your chance to read about the very best and very latest in Swedish children’s and YA literature, comics and graphic novels, fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

New Swedish Books

Upcoming grants

We know that you are probably aware of all our different grants. But – in case you’re not completely up to date – here is an overview of what’s coming next.

Upcoming grants

Cuddle up with a good book from Sweden!

With support from us, Swedish books make their way to foreign readers. So far this year, we have approved 203 applications to fund translations of Swedish literature and drama into Russian, Danish, English, Arabic, Vietnamese... and many other languages besides.

Find the titles that have received support to go international here

View from the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators

"“Thousands of books have been written or translated here"

What beckons authors and translators to cross the globe, brave the storm-tossed seas, and take a room within the walls of an old limestone house on the Swedish island of Gotland? We asked Lena Pasternak, head of the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators, which has offered residencies to some 5000 creative souls over the past 25 years.

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"Fantastic and a bit scary"

On the first weekend in June, translators from six countries gathered in the countryside in beautiful Bergslagen, a historical mining district in Sweden. Why? To delve deep into the writings of Sara Stridsberg during a three-day seminar, dubbed Översättargruvan supported by the Swedish Arts Council.

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Lina Wolff is visiting Littératures Européennes Cognac at the Festival "Les pays de la Baltique" in France in November. Photo: Håkan Sandbring

Meet Swedish authors at literary events

We offer grants for literature projects abroad. Do you have plans to attend a literary event? Find out which Swedish authors you might be able to meet!

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Don’t forget to apply for our international literature grants: Literature projects, translation grants, travel grants and more. These are the relevant deadlines and all information you need to know when applying.

See list of dates/deadlines

One of the Swedish authors in translation: Elisabeth Åsbrink. Foto: Eva Tedesjö

New record for Swedish Literature!

Looking back, 2017 was a record year for Swedish literature abroad. All in all, 257 Swedish books were granted financial support for translation into 48 languages. Never before have we supported so many translations of Swedish authors! We are delighted to see that the interest for Swedish literature remains high.

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Translator Justyna Czechowska, photo: David Magen

Meet the translator

Translators are our most important resource for disseminating Swedish literature internationally. Translating other people’s books is lonely and demanding work that rarely gets the recognition it deserves. That is why we want to highlight their work in our new series “Translator of the Month”. First out is Justyna Czechowska; a literary scholar and translator from Swedish to Polish.

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Welcome to a new spring of Swedish literature!

The best of the latest Swedish Literature collected in one publication - New Swedish Books, produced by the Swedish Arts Council’s department for Swedish Literature Exchange.

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Meet us at the fair!

We travel the world to promote Swedish literature. This spring you will find us at the book fairs in Bologna 26-28 March, London 10-12 April and New York 30 May-1 June. Let's book a meeting or just stop by - we’d love to meet you!

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Head of Swedish Literature Exchange
Susanne Bergström Larsson
Tel: +46 (0)8 519 264 83 

Translation grants
Susanne Bergström Larsson
Tel: +46 (0)8 519 264 83 

Grants for translators
Susanna Höijer
tel +46 (0)8 519 264 50

Grants for projects & events
Jan Kärrö
Tel: +46 (0)8 519 264 61

Editor New Swedish Books
Maria Antas
Tel: +46 (0)8 519 264 07

Swedish Arts Council
PO Box 27215
SE-102 53 Stockholm



New Swedish Books
Autumn 2018

New Swedish Books
Spring 2018

New Swedish Books
Autumn 2017

New Swedish Books
Spring 2017

New Swedish Books
Autumn 2016

Swedish Poetry

Cover of New Swedish Books spring 2016.

New Swedish Books
Spring 2016

Cover: New Swedish Books autumn 2015. 

New Swedish Books
Autumn 2015

New Swedish Books
Spring 2015

Swedish Comics 

New Swedish Books
Autumn 2014

New Swedish Books
Spring 2014

New Swedish Books

New Swedish Books
for Young Readers

New Swedish Drama

Contemporary Swedish Illustrators

Contemporary Swedish Illustrators

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