Latest News

  • SELTA member Frank Perry wins Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize
    Frank Perry has won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize for his translation of Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs by Lina Wolff. Read more from publisher And Other Stories here.
  • Red magazine recommends Scandinavian fiction
    In Red Magazine this May, Hélene Fermont introduces "10 Scandi books you have to read that aren't crime". From Strindberg and Lagerlöf to Lena Andersson, there's plenty for readers to get their teeth into. Read the whole article here.
  • SELTA members shortlisted for Petrona Award
    The shortlist for the Petrona Award 2017 for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year includes The Dying Detective by Leif G.W. Persson and The Wednesday Club by Kjell Westö, both translated by Neil Smith, and The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn translated from Norwegian by Rosie Hedger. Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors and translators. Read on for the full list.
    This year's London Book Fair will be held on 14-16 March 2017. Read on...
  • Nordic Council Literature Prize 2017 nominees announced

    The shortlist for the 2017 Nordic Council Literature Prize has been announced today. Sweden's nominees are poet Ann Jäderlund and writer Birgitta Lillpers. Åland's nominee is Johanna Boholm, while Finland-Swedish poet Tomas Mikael Bäck also takes one of Finland's nominations. Congratulations to all! See the full shortlist here.

Key Info

  • SELTA was founded in 1982. Its aims are to promote the publication of Swedish and Finland-Swedish literature in English and to represent translators’ interests. For more information about SELTA, visit the About SELTA page.
  • Interested in becoming a SELTA member? Visit the Join SELTA page to find out more.
  • Want to find some good Swedish books in English translation? The Books page lists the latest translations by SELTA members.
  • For articles, reviews and translated extracts of Swedish literature, visit the Swedish Book Review website.