The forthcoming application deadlines for NORLA's translation subsidy are:
August 1, for Norwegian fiction titles
October 1, for Norwegian non-fiction titles
More information is to be found under 'Translation Subsidy' in the left-hand margin, or by clicking here.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The English language book market functions as a door opener that enables Norwegian literature to enter many other international markets. With this in mind, NORLA has taken the initiative to make Norwegian literature more visible in the English speaking market.
We are very pleased to announce that NORLA, with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has increased the amount of money available for English sample translations.
In the autumn of 2012 NORLA established a trial subsidy program for the production of picture books for children and young adults. The trial program is now extended beyond 2013.
Foreign publishers wishing to publish picture books by Norwegian authors and illustrators may apply for translation subsidies. In addition, they may apply for production subsidies of up to Euro 1000. The application for production subsidies must be submitted in the form of a letter, and must include a detailed budget outlining the anticipated costs.
NORLA's English brochure on Norwegian literature for children and young adults is available on our website, please click here. You may also download a brochure containing two articles on Norwegian fiction and non-fiction from our site. Choose between the Spanish, Russian, French and English version here.
It is inspiring to play a part in showing Norwegian literature the way out into the world, particularly in light of the list of interesting Norwegian authors, the large number of good books available in all genres, and the huge amount interest from abroad. NORLA has had an extremely active first half-year.
NORLA has as of 31 May granted subsidies for 146 translations of Norwegian literature into 37 languages (out of a total of 158 submitted applications). A total of NOK 2,051,000 has been granted, while the applications submitted represented a total amount of NOK 5,485,000.
See all the details here.
As of 10 June 2013 we have received 145 Norwegian books that have been published in a total of 38 languages made possible by NORLA’s translation subsidies.
See the entire list here.
We have also compiled a presentation of the covers of books published through subsidies from NORLA so far this year here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/norwegianliterature/sets
There you will also find the book covers of NORLA subsidy publications going back to 2011.
At NORLA we go on summer holiday Monday, 31 June. The office will open again on Wednesday, 01 August. NORLA would like to extend a warm thank-you for a rewarding collaboration so far this year.
We wish you all a wonderful summer!
NORLA has many exciting activities planned for the autumn of 2013. Here are some them, we hope to see you!
If you would like to contact us to schedule a meeting, please click here. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org