New award for translators

With the aim to increase awareness of the important work of translators, The Swedish Author’s Union has institutet a new Best translation of the year-award.

The award total is 75 000 SEK and it will be presented in spring to the best translation of the year. The award winning book can be in any genre and the translation can be from any language to Swedish.

The award is generously financed by private donors, including the family of Astrid Lindgren and illustrator Sven Nordqvist.

Both publishers and the public can nominate books to the award by sending the book – one copy in original language and two copies in translation – along with a short explanatory statement to the writer’s union.

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