We are a union organization for writers or literary translators. We have been around since 1893 and have a long and solid experience in working with economic, legal and social issues related to the literary profession.
10 persons employed and 15 members of the board. Our main sources of funding include: member fees and grants Unesco, Sida, exchange projects in Vietnam, scholarships in Greece and in France.
The Swedish Writers’ Union is the central professional organisation for writers and literary translators in Sweden. We safeguard the economic and moral interests of our members by defending freedom of expression and of the press, and keeping up to date with copyright stipulations and the laws regulating copyright.
We promote the right of our members to a reasonable return on their work by safeguarding their moral rights, seeing to it that their works are not misrepresented or made public in ways not intended by them as authors, by entering into agreements which give our members financial gain and provide for their social security, and by protecting and aiding our members when, in the practice of their profession, they find themselves in conflict with employers, commissioning parties or the authorities.