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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.


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.

World Book Day on April 23 - in West Sweden

Publicerad 30 mars 2022
On World Book Day on April 23, UNESCO draws attention to the importance of books, authors and copyright, in disseminating ideas and knowledge and in contributing to understanding and tolerance between people.

Kick-off week for City of Literature with support for Ukraine

Publicerad 10 mars 2022
The first official working week of the City of Literature started with an open meeting for literary actors and the public, and a literary policy summit for industry and politicians. Readings for Ukraine was organized, with Academy member Jila Mossaed reading the Ukrainian poet Ilya Kaminsky.