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 Bernard Shaw Prize is now closed for submissions.
Entries will reopen in January 2023
The 2021 Bernard Shaw Prize
Winner: Sarah Death
for a translation of Letters from Tove by Tove Jansson. (Norvik Press)
Runners up: Amanda Doxtater
for a translation of Crisis by Karin Boye. (Norvik Press)
and 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