The Swedish-English Literary Translators’ Association

Bringing Swedish Literature into English

SELTA is a professional association of translators from Swedish into English. We run networking and professional development events and maintain a register of translators. We engage with English-language and Swedish-language publishers, as well as relevant cultural and literary organisations in Britain, Sweden and Finland, in our promotion of Swedish and Finland-Swedish books in English.

SELTA - The Swedish-English Literary Translators’ Association

Recent Publications by SELTA members

  • Sarah Death
  • Paul Norlen
  • Alice E. Olsson
  • Deborah Bragan-Turner
  • Sarah Death
  • Alice Menzies
  • Fiona Graham
  • linda.schenck
  • B.J. Epstein
  • Sarah Death
  • Neil Smith
  • Annie Prime
  • Alex Fleming
  • Alex Fleming
  • Alice Menzies

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SELTA - The Swedish-English Literary Translators’ Association


  • News, SELTA
    2021 in Review
    Our now traditional round-up of the year from SELTA chair Ian Giles
  • News, Publishing
    Four SELTA members shortlisted for the Bernard Shaw Translation Prize
    Deborah Bragan-Turner, Sarah Death (twice), Nichola Smalley and Neil Smith are all on the shortlist.
  • News, SELTA Workshop
    SELTA's translation workshop on Swedish Working Class Writing
    SELTA members Sarah Death, Kathy Saranpa and Anna McGroarty and student guest Lily Stewart share their impressions of SELTA's workshop on Working Class Writing held at the Swedish Embassy in London in October. The idea of Ruth Urbom, the workshop brought writers Susanna Alakoski, Eija Hetekivi Olsson, Mats Jonsson and Anneli Jordahl to discuss their work and its translation with members.

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