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New Swedish Books 78 Grants The Swedish Arts coun
cil offers support for translations, projects, travels for publishers, organizations, and translators of Swedish literature. For more information – see www.swedishliterature.se Grants for travel and international, exchange for translators of Swedish literature The Swedish Arts Council is responsible for allocating funds for work-related travel and skill improvement activities for translators of Swedish literature and drama. Professional translators of Swedish literature and drama may apply for these grants. Swedish literature means literature that is written in Swedish, or any of the national minority languages, and published in Sweden. Translation grants for Swedish literature The support scheme applies both to fiction for children and adults, comics and non-fiction, and could be granted for either translation costs or both translation and production costs for foreign editions of Swedish books, such as fully illustrated children’s books, non-fiction or comics and graphic novels. Foreign publishers can also apply for support for translation of Swedish plays to be published in book form. One condition is that the translation must be done directly from Swedish or any of the national minority languages rather than via any third language.