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Call Translation of Swedish Literature

The Swedish Arts Council's grants aim to promote the translation of Swedish literature into other, non-Nordic, languages.


The Call is open to professional publishers who wants to publish a Swedish book translated into a non-Nordic language. (A separate grant is available for Nordic publishers). Any publishing house applying for this grant must have both well-documented experience of publishing quality literature as well as professional distribution channels.

The grant covers either translation costs or both translation- and some production costs for translated editions of Swedish works. Swedish works includes literature written in Swedish or any of the national minority languages in Sweden, and originally published in Sweden. The grant applies to translation of prose fiction, poetry, picture books, comics and graphic novels for adults, children and young adults; non-fiction in the area of general culture; essays as well as drama for publication in book form.

The Call is open until 31 January 2023. Find more information here.