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Photographer: Lo Birgersson

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.


Gothenburg Book Fair: The Largest Cultural Event in the Nordic Region Presents This Year’s Programme

Publicerad 13 juni 2024
Gothenburg Book Fair has released this year’s edition of its renowned seminar programme, a special milestone marking the 40th edition of the fair – gathering a veritable who’s who of Swedish authors and international visitors in Gothenburg.

AIR Litteratur Västra Götaland announces literary residency grants

Publicerad 8 april 2024
Are you working as a writer or literary translator? Are you looking for a peaceful work environment and new inspiration? Now you can apply for a one-month residency grant for November 2024, within the framework of AIR Litteratur Västra Götaland. You must apply before 23 April.

The mobile library spreads the joy of reading throughout Gothenburg

Publicerad 1 december 2023
One is a deep green, the other a lovely blue with a marine theme. Wherever the two mobile libraries (or ”book buses”, as they’re called in Swedish) appear in the different districts of Gothenburg, they draw attention. They’re met with expectation and joy by both children and adults.