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Welcome to Swedish Book Review!

Launched in 1983, SBR presents Swedish-language literature to the English-speaking world, through feature articles, translated extracts, interviews, book reviews and more. Our aim is to provide a timely and independent outlook on Sweden’s vibrant literary landscape, from established writers to up-and-coming voices. We publish, review and discuss a wide range of literature, children’s fiction, graphic novels, narrative non-fiction and poetry. We strive for breadth and diversity of coverage, raising different gender issues, sexual orientation, ethnicity and life experience.

SBR is editorially independent, but gratefully acknowledges funding from the Swedish Arts Council. We are also grateful to have received grants from the Swedish Academy, the Anglo-Swedish Literary FoundationThe Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and Finnish Literature Exchange. Swedish and Finland-Swedish publishers and agents kindly provide books, useful information, and permissions.

Our contributors have a wealth of experience, and many have translation prizes and awards to their names. We also aim to encourage and publish emerging translators working out of Swedish.

SBR is published by Norvik Press and is the journal of SELTA (the Swedish-English Literary Translators' Association).

In 2021 we launched our full website and membership package, which includes access to our online archive and exclusive member benefits.

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ISSN: 2752-3128

Who we are

Editor: Alex Fleming

Reviews Editor: Darcy Hurford

Advisory Editors: Deborah Bragan-Turner, Sarah Death, Fiona Graham, Paul Norlen, Linda Schenck

Social Media: Sophie Ruthven

New Books: Alice E Olsson

Design: Essi Viitanen

Production Assistant: Cath Jenkins

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