Information for translators, publishers, academics, and others with an interest in Danish-English literary translation. If you’d like to suggest any links, please contact us.

Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen / the Danish Arts Foundation:

There are literary grants and funding available for translators via Statens Kunstfond.

There is financial support available for sample translations, full length translations, travel expenses (to attend a meeting in Denmark, for instance), and networking events (for groups like DELT).

The Danish Arts Foundation also produces the biannual Danish Literary Magazine.

Danish Embassies and Consulates:

The Danish Embassy and related institutions regularly host events relating to Danish arts and culture. Some links to various local institutions:

The Danish Embassy in London

The Consulate General of Denmark (New York, USA)

The Danish Embassy in the US (Washington DC)

British Centre for Literary Translation:

BCLT runs schemes such as the Emerging Translator Mentorship Programme and a residential Summer School.

Other networks:

Emerging Translators Network

Translators Association (part of Society of Authors, UK)

American Literary Translators Association

Dansk Forfatterforening (Danish Authors’ Society)

SELTA (Swedish-English Literary Translators’ Association, UK)

STiNA (Swedish Translators in North America)

University Scandinavian Studies programmes:

United Kingdom:

UCL (University College London)

University of Edinburgh

University of Aberdeen

University of Sheffield

United States of America:

University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of California, Berkeley
Gustavus Adolphus College
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Pacific Lutheran University
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
The Ohio State University
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Concordia College
University of Oregon
University of Minnesota
Columbia University
Harvard University
Luther College
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Texas at Austin
North Park University
University of Michigan Ann Arbour
Jamestown Community College
St. Olaf College


University of Alberta
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
University of Victoria

We also have a list of Scandinavian Studies programmes at other universities worldwide – please contact us for more information.


Page last updated: October 2016