905 91 UMEÅ
Atrium Förlag is a young independent publishing house founded in 2006. We are based in Umeå - the former European Capital of Culture (2014) - in the north of Sweden, and our publishing house is one of few in Scandinavia with a combined interest in literature for children and young people, as well as the field of film and theatre. We publish high quality books, so far approximately 60 titles, including translations from various languages. Our aim is to issue about six titles a year and to have a comprehensive backlist.
The focus on film and theatre - subjects often neglected on the Swedish book market - has resulted in published screenplays by filmmakers Andrei Tarkovsky, Lukas Moodysson and Ruben Östlund as well as the winning short scripts from the Doris Film script competition, the diaries of Andrei Tarkovsky, the notes of Robert Bresson, interviews with and essays by Michael Haneke, selected works by Tonino Guerra, a dissertation on the films of Ingmar Bergman and plays by William Shakespeare, Alexander Pushkin, Tennessee Williams, Jean Cocteau, Elfriede Jelinek, Hjalmar Söderberg, Hélène Cixous, Catharine Trotter, Erland Josephson, Hjalmar Bergman, Björn Runge, Victoria Benedictsson and Alfhild Agrell, most of them including thorough prefaces by renounced film, theatre and literature scholars. We have also published the first-ever biography of the Swedish playwright Alfhild Agrell, written by professor Ingeborg Nordin Hennel.
In our list of previous publications of children's and youth literature, one may find E.B. White's classic The Trumpet of the Swan, Sonya Hartnett's award-winning masterpieces Thursday's Child and The Children of the King, the charming picture book My Dad is Big and Strong, But… by Coralie Saudo and Kris Di Giacomo, the existential and fun short story Conversation with a Chocolate Cake by Martin Page, modern fairytales by the Estonian storytelling wiz Andry Ervald, several collections of Swedish literary fairytales as well as the semi-autobiographical children's book trilogy by Frida Åslund, one of Astrid Lindgren's predecessors. Furthermore we are proud to be the Swedish publisher of the acclaimed british authors Jenny Valentine, Steven Camden and Siobhan Dowd. Our intention is to continue to focus on both classic and contemporary authors. We have a close collaboration with libraries, and put a great emphasis on increasing the knowledge and understanding of children's literature, especially among those working with children and young people.
Would you like to know more about Atrium, or if you live outside of Sweden and want to buy any of our books, please send us an e-mail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
You are also welcome to express your viewpoints, ideas and suggestions concerning possible cooperations and publications - just send us an e-mail to let us know.