• 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.
  • Congratulations from UNESCO Cities of Literature

    Publicerad 21 december 2021
    Since Gothenburg was designated UNESCO City of Literature, congratulations have been pouring in from other cities. It's a creative and encouraging network Gothenburg has become part of, and other cities of literature are showing great interest in collaborating with Gothenburg in the future.
  • Gothenburg designated as UNESCO City of Literature

    Publicerad 8 november 2021
    Today, Gothenburg was designated as UNESCO City of Literature. The designation makes Gothenburg Sweden’s first UNESCO City of Literature.
  • Gothenburg stands up for Freedom of Expression

    Publicerad 7 oktober 2021
    Gothenburg's literary actors are collaborating to bolster free speech. Bidding to become an UNESCO City of Literature is a way to further strengthen this collaboration.
  • Manhole Cover Poem 2021 unveiled

    Publicerad 28 september 2021
    At Gothenburg Book Fair, Malte Persson presented his specially written poem, which is now published on manhole covers. 50 covers will be placed in the streets of Gothenburg to be read for the next hundred years.
  • Gothenburg initiates network for Jewish literature among UNESCO Cities of Literature

    Publicerad 9 augusti 2021
    In mid-May, the Jewish Saloon was granted funding from The Swedish Arts Council. So far, a prestudy and visits are planned, but the hope is in the long run that a new network will be created between several UNESCO Cities of Literature.
  • The city where we read to our children can be established in Montevideo, Uruguay

    Publicerad 9 juli 2021
    Interest in Gothenburg's initiative "The city where we read for our children" has reached Uruguay and South Korea. A new collaboration has been created, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is showing interest in supporting with USD 400,000.
  • Great support from our mentor city Durban, South Africa.

    Publicerad 9 juli 2021
    Gothenburg has received greetings from our mentor city Durban in South Africa. "I think your lovely city stands a great chance of getting chosen, Debbie Skelton says and continues: You have such a rich literary scene."