Bernard Shaw Prize (Swedish)

The Bernard Shaw Prize is a triennial award of £2,000 for translations into English of full length Swedish language works of literary merit and general interest.

Named after the author and dramatist, whose Nobel Prize went towards a foundation for ‘the promotion and diffusion of knowledge and appreciation of the literature and art of Sweden in the British Islands’, the prize was  established in 1991 and is generously sponsored by the Anglo-Swedish Literary Foundation and the Embassy of Sweden in London.

The 2018 Bernard Shaw Prize, for translations published between 2015 and 2017, went to Frank Perry for his translation of Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs by Lina Wolff (And Other Stories)

The 2021 Bernard Shaw Prize, for translation published between 2018 and 2020, went to Sarah Death for their translation of Letters From Tove and runners up Sarah Death for Chitmabo and Amanda Doxtator for Crisis.


The 2021 Bernard Shaw Prize Winner and Runners up


Winner:Sarah Death

for a translation of Letters from Tove by Tove Jansson. (Norvik Press)

Runner up:Amanda Doxtater

for a translation of Crisis by Karin Boye. (Norvik Press)

Second Runner up: Sarah Death

for a translation of Chitambo (Sort of Books)

You can watch and listen to a reading of Letters from Tove by Sarah Death Here


With Thanks to judges: Charlotte Berry and Annika Lindskog.

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