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Gothenburg UNESCO City of Literature

Gothenburg as a literary field

Gothenburg is developing as a city where we read to our children, energize artistic freedom and safeguard freedom of expression and meet in intercultural exchanges – with literature as a key to social sustainability. By joining forces and gaining international recognition, we are strengthening Gothenburg and West Sweden as a place where it is good to be–and to become–a reader and a writer.


Join the PenPal Network

Publicerad 19 maj 2023
The PenPal Network is a unique opportunity to connect with a counterpart in another City of Literature.

AIR Litteratur Västra Götaland announces literary residency grants

Publicerad 4 april 2023
Are you a writer or literary translator? Do you need access to your own workplace? Are you looking for a peaceful work environment and new inspiration? Please apply no later than April 16.

Young Gothenburg poet in global anthology

Publicerad 5 juni 2022
Today, on World Environment Day, Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature is releasing a free digital anthology of creative writing, showcasing writers under 20 years of age.