Latest News

  • Nordic events at Edinburgh
    This year's Edinburgh International Book Festival is doing its bit for Nordic authors and SELTA member Ian Giles has put together a handy list of Nordic-themed events below.
    The festival runs from 12–28 August 2017 and tickets can be booked here.
  • SELTA membership reaches new milestone!
    We now have 70 SELTA members!
    We include award-winning translators of Nordic Noir and literary fiction, emerging literary translators and postgraduate students. See our Join SELTA section for details of how to join and the Directory of Members for profiles of some of our members. 
    It's great to see SELTA going from strength to strength in 2017.
  • 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.

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.