'Books from Denmark' presents a 'here and now' selection of the best and most interesting Danish fiction and Non-fiction literature


What we do internationally

We work to support, promote, and raise the profile of Danish literature internationally by coordinating the Danish presence at international literary and cultural events and projects in Denmark and abroad.

This includes:

  • Organization of Danish stands at the book fairs in Bologna, Frankfurt, and London.
  • Coordination of the literary part of official Danish cultural projects abroad. 
  • Visiting programs for international translators, publishers, journalists, and promoters.

Funding scemes

The Danish Arts Foundation's Committee for Literature runs a number of international funding programs. These funding programs are intended for publishers, translators, foreign institutions and authors seeking support for trips or translation work in connection with specific literary projects.

We fund the following areas:

  • Grants to publishers to cover translation fees. 
  • Grants to translators and publishers for the production of sample translations. 
  • Travel grants for translators. Professional translators with at least two published works to their name can apply for grants to cover trips abroad in connection with a specific translation project or study trips to extend/refresh their linguistic and cultural knowledge. 
  • Grants to support the attendance by Danish authors at literary festivals, readings and promotional events in connection with the publication of works abroad. On the same basis, we award grants to support visits to Denmark by foreign authors. 
  • Grants for the publication of Danish literature in translation.