Québec will be the Guest of Honour at Gothenburg Book Fair 2026


The spotlight will shine on Québec as it takes centre stage in 2026 as the Guest of Honour at the Gothenburg Book Fair. The announcement was made at the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais in Québec and marks a significant moment in the celebration of Québec literature, culture and heritage on an international platform.

– It is with immense pride that we extend a warm welcome to Québec as our esteemed Guest of Honour. We are filled with anticipation to discover Québec’s literary landscape and to introduce the voices of its talented writers to countless readers in Sweden and across the region, says Frida Edman, Book Fair Director, present at the announcement in Québec.

Starting this year, delegations of Québec publishers to Sweden and the welcoming of Swedish publishers to Québec are planned; these exchanges already promise exciting business opportunities for Québec companies in Sweden and the Nordic countries.

– I am thrilled to see that the preparations for this honour are already underway in the publishing sector, both in Québec and in Sweden. This will be an opportunity to establish close cultural relations with Sweden, a nation with whom we have much in common, particularly our inherent relationship with nordicité, says Mathieu Lacombe, Minister of Culture and Communications.

Read the announcement in its entirety here.