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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.


AIR Literature recipients from several UNESCO citites of literature

Publicerad 15 november 2023
AIR Literature Västra Götaland is a residency programme for writers and translators from all over the world. The purpose is to create time and space for artistic development by offering residencies at several locations throughout the Västra Götaland County.

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.