Radio Sweden's coverage of the arts in Sweden.
- Room with a pew.
'Champing,' camping overnight in a church, is the latest hot holiday trend in the UK and the offer of a heavenly night's sleep is heading to Sweden.
- Not won since Toni Morrison.
Will today's Nobel Prize in Literature go to an American for the first time since 1993? "Maybe, just maybe, this year will break the trend," says New Republic Magazine writer Alex Shephard.
- Government proposed changes.
Children between ages 11 and 14 could soon be allowed to watch films with an age limit of 15 in cinemas – if they are accompanied by an adult. Some parents are hesitant, but film director Suzanne Osten thinks it would be a positive move.
- Two killed in the attack.
A Danish court has acquitted four Danes accused of aiding a Copenhagen gunman who killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in February 2015 that also targeted Swedish artist Lars Vilks.
- Six short films with Bergman link.
In the summer of 2018, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman would have been 100 years old. Plans are already in the works to celebrate the occasion and one project from the Swedish Film institute and Swedish Television hopes to offer viewers a new take on the acclaimed artist.
- Book fair spokeswoman: We will discuss afterwards which lines we will draw for the future(4:50 min)Nya Tider newspaper.
The annual book fair in Gothenburg is under way and the theme this year is freedom of expression. But the fair has come under fire for allowing what has been described as a right-wing extremist newspaper to exhibit.
- Academy Award contender.
A Man Called Ove by director Hannes Holm was announced on Thursday as Sweden’s Oscars nomination in the Foreign Language Film category.