A publishing house has been founded! In 1944 you could read the news in the trade magazine Svensk Bokhandel. The initiator was the legendary publisher Adam Helms. The name of the new publishing house — Forum — formed associations with ancient history and the ambition was to publish ‘a classic imprint’, in addition to popular non-fiction and translated fiction.
Forum now publish about 125 new titles a year – Swedish and translated fiction and non-fiction. The list reflects a wide range of titles: literary novels, light reading, crime fiction, biographies, documentaries, DIY-titles, handbooks and highly illustrated books (for example The Guinness Book of Records).
Forum is the leading publisher of translated fiction in Sweden. Among several others you will find André Brink, Harlan Coben, Margaret Drabble, Karin Fossum, Nick Hornby, Doris Lessing, Toni Morrison, Jo Nesbø, Rosamunde Pilcher, Annie Proulx, Ian Rankin, and Karen Armstrong.
In the last couple of years, Bokförlaget Forum has established a strong Swedish list: Stefan Einhorn, Maria Ernstam, Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, Camilla Läckberg, Elisabet Nemert, Olov Svedelid and Mia Törnblom.