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Top 5 Finalists Announced for Top Pages Prize

Finalists announced at Stockholm Writers Festival at the opening event last night. Narrowing down the First Pages Prize shortlist was a difficult task for our judge Adnan Mahmutovic with such a wealth of talent. We at Stockholm Writers Festival are proud to announce the five finalists of the First Pages Prize 2018. Congratulations to our...

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Four days to go!

Friday we had our last board meeting before the festival begins next week. After more than a year of planning, we are happy to say that everything is coming together beautifully. The tote bag that you'll receive when you check into SWF looks fantastic, if we do say so ourselves. And the same goes for our festival program which actually has a bit of...

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The First Pages Prize has closed!

The inaugural First Pages Prize closed for entries on March 13, 2018 with a flurry of submissions pouring in from all corners of the globe. We received 258 entries of prose, creative non-fiction and poetry. So many genres, so many settings, so many characters, and out-of-this-world writing. Stay tuned for announcements in the coming weeks as...

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Getting ready for the festival

When I go on holiday, I am a big fan of prepping for the trip beforehand. For me, that usually entails searching online for the best restaurants and things to see and do. It gets me super excited for the trip in the weeks before I go and, of course, I arrive knowing what I want to do. Similarly, I like to do the same for festivals and conference...

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Hike Up That Second Mountain

Stockholm Writers Festival founder, Catherine Pettersson appeared this week in an interview with SAND Literary Journal in Berlin. As a writer, you think that the big mountain to climb is the manuscript and then you realize there is a second, much higher mountain behind that one that you couldn’t see, which is the industry:...

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