Embassy of Canada celebrates Alice Munro's Nobel Prize with Canadian literature showcase

Alice Munro (© Derek Shapton).

Alice Munro - 'Brinnande livet' [‘Dear Life’].

Esi Edugyan - 'Halvblodsblues' [‘Half Blood Blues’].

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Ying Chen - 'Stilla' [‘Immobile’].

Kim Thúy - 'Mãn'.

On Monday 9th December from 4.00pm-7.00pm at Akademibokhandeln on Mäster Samuelsgatan in Stockholm, the Embassy of Canada will host an event focused on contemporary Canadian literature in collaboration with a number of Swedish publishers.

2013 has been a fantastic year for Canadian literature, with the announcement of Alice Munro as this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature Laureate as the obvious highlight.

In its motivation the Swedish Academy described Alice Munro as the “master of the contemporary short story”, and the Embassy of Canada would like to both celebrate Alice Munro’s achievement and highlight Canadian storytelling for Swedish readers.

Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to meet Swedish publishers of Canadian authors and listen to on-stage discussions about the current popularity of Canadian literature in Sweden.

The participating publishing houses are Bokförlaget Atlas, Elisabeth Grate Bokförlag, Leopard förlag, Norstedts and Sekwa förlag. Entry is free.

On-stage discussions


Zandra Thuvesson
Culture Policy Strategist, Swedish Writers’ Union


  • Ambassador Kenneth Macartney


  • Johan Hilton
    Atlas publishing house
  • Rose-Marie Nielsen
    Alice Munro’s most recent Swedish translator
  • Douglas Gibson
    Alice Munro’s Canadian editor & publisher
  • Lina Kalmteg
    Literature Editor, Svenska Dagbladet


  • Johanna Daehli
    Sekwa publishing house
  • Elisabeth Grate
    Elisabeth Grate publishing house
  • Françoise Sule
    Institute for Canadian Studies, Stockholm University
  • Anna Nyman
    Journalist, Tidningen Kulturen


  • Håkan Bravinger
    Norstedts publishing house 
  • Moa Elf Karlén
    Leopard publishing house
  • Lina Kalmteg
    Literature Editor, Svenska Dagbladet