New Report on Swedish Literature in Translation

Andreas Hedberg from our group has compiled a report for the Swedish Publishers' Association on Swedish literature in translation throughout the world. 

The report Svensk litteraturs spridning i världen (Swedish Literature Throughout the World, 2019) investigates the history of Swedish literature in translation as well as its current state on the literary markets of the world. Featuring a statistical overview of the selling of rights to works by Swedish authors and based on interviews with literary agents and representatives of publishers and public institutions, the report is a contribution to the scientific understanding of the translation market.

The report has received a good deal of media attention since it was published on 3rd October 2019. It was also presented at the Swedish Embassy in Berlin in cooperation with the Swedish Institute on 14th November.

written by Alice Duhan
5 December, 2019