Call for applications: ‘Translating the North’ into Italian (deadline: 15 July 2018)

Call for applications: ‘Translating the North’ into Italian (deadline: 15 July 2018)

StradeLab, a cultural association linked with SLC-Strade, is organising ‘Laboratorio Nordico – Translating the North’, the first peer-to-peer seminar for literary translators from Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish into Italian. The seminar is funded by the Danish Arts Foundation, Icelandic Literature Center, Norla and the Swedish Arts Council. […]

Negotiations on new contract follow successful talks between the Swedish Writers’ Union and the Bonnier Publishing Group

Negotiations on new contract follow successful talks between the Swedish Writers’ Union and the Bonnier Publishing Group

In late November last year the Translators’ section of the Swedish Writers’ Union recommended its members to not sign any new deals with the Bonnier Group.

The Swedish Standard Contract was cancelled last summer and in late autumn Bonnier had presented a draft contract that was unacceptable to the literary translators. Among other things the draft took away the translator’s right to have ‘the last word’ in translations. […]

Swedish Writer’s Union advocates boycott of new contract from Bonnier Publishing Group

Swedish Writer’s Union advocates boycott of new contract from Bonnier Publishing Group

The Swedish Writers’ Union is advising translators in Sweden against entering into agreements with all publishing companies within the Bonnier Publishing Group, Sweden’s largest publisher. Eleven companies have been declared non grata by the Union.

This comes after the Bonnier Group introduced a new Draft Contract earlier this year, which is to be used by all its subsidiaries and which includes many changes for the worse for translators. […]

Swedish model contract for translators terminated, new strategies in the making

Swedish model contract for translators terminated, new strategies in the making

The Swedish Writers’ Union and the Swedish Publishers’ Association agreed on a collective Standard Contract for translators several decades ago. The contract has been re-negotiated a few times, but it has generally been respected and practiced in almost all cases where publishers have commissioned literary translations, whether the translator or the publisher have been members of the organizations that signed the contract or not. […]

Accommodation for translators and writers in Stockholm

Accommodation for translators and writers in Stockholm

Foreign translators and writers are welcome at the Writers’ House Guest Rooms at Drottninggatan 88C in Stockholm to work, visit publishers or libraries, or simply spend a few days in the capital going to theatres and museums. Many Swedish writers and translators stay here as well, but guests from abroad have priority.

The Writers’ House provides four single rooms in the very centre of Stockholm (a double room can be arranged upon special request). The rooms are furnished with a standard bed, a small desk and an office chair. Guests share a bathroom with shower and WC, as well a separate WC. There is a shared living room with a small balcony, and a large, fully equipped kitchen. WiFi internet is provided. […]

Award for Seminar on translating Swedish children’s literature into Italian

Award for Seminar on translating Swedish children’s literature into Italian

On 11 December 2014, at the traditional Saint Lucy dinner, the Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce Assosvezia, together with the Swedish Embassy and the group for the promotion of Sweden, awarded the prize ‘Promoter of Sweden of the year 2014’ to the Seminar on translating Swedish children’s literature into Italian, delivered by Laura Cangemi, Maria Cristina Lombardi and Katia De Marco. […]