NORLA's activities to promote the export of Norwegian literature


August 01-December 31

NORLA’s activities, autumn 2017

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The book autumn will soon arrive and at NORLA we are looking forward to everything that will take place in the coming months.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a meeting.

We are looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible!

August 21-August 23

NORLA to attend the Haugesund Film Festival

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Senior Adviser Oliver Møystad has been invited to take part in the seminar “Books at Haugesund” during The Haugesund Film Festival. The seminar is designed as a meeting place where the book and film trades will join forces and speak about books that can be transposed from text into film.

August 23-August 27

NORLA and Norwegian authors at the Beijing Book Fair

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We are looking forward to attending the book fair in Beijing also this year, in collaboration with our sister organizations from Sweden, Denmark and Finland (NordLit). You will find us at stand no. E1.C10.
Please contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.

Three literary agents and one publisher have received travel grants from NORLA to visit the book fair. NORLA has also provided funding for the project «China meets Norway in a bookshelf», which will take place in Meridian Space in Beijing during the book fair.
One of the organizers behind the project, Mr. Ben Yu, is NORLA’s Translator of the Month for August. Read more about him here.

See also NORLA’s selected titles which we will present for publishers during the fair, in English and Chinese.

September 04-September 07

German language publishers visit Norway

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On 4–7 September twelve publishers within the fields of non-fiction, fiction and literature for children and young people from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will visit Norway. They will be familiarizing themselves with the Norwegian book world and meet with authors – including the participants in NORLA’s program New Voices – editors and agents.

The group is the fifth visiting delegation to visit Norway so far this year and we are looking forward to an exciting and varied programme in Oslo.

September 07

Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for fiction

Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for fiction (for the consideration of applications for translation subsidies with deadline 1 August).

Read more about the translation subsidy here.

September 14

Book trade gathering in New York

On Thursday 14 September the Norwegian consulate general in New York and NORLA will host a book trade gathering for American publishers. The focus will be on Norwegian fiction.

September 14

Censorship, self-censorship and care in Norwegian children’s literature

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The Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books extends an invitation to an international seminar on Thursday, 14 September 09:30 AM–04.00 PM.

September 15

Application deadline: Sample translation of Norwegian literature

Publishers, agents and translators abroad and in Norway can apply to NORLA for subsidies for sample translations.
Read more here.

Translators of Norwegian literature may also apply to NORLA for subsidies for sample translations from books of interest.
There are no application deadlines. Read more (in Norwegian) here.

September 28-September 29

NORLA and the autumn’s six new literary voices to attend the book fair in Gøteborg

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We are looking forward to taking part in this year’s Book & Library Fair in Göteborg. You will find NORLA at the International Rights Centre, at table 75.
Contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.

The six members of NORLA’s “New Voices” programme: Andreas Tjernshaugen, Birger Emanuelsen, Tiril Broch Aakre, Anders Kvammen, Nina Lykke and Mari Kanstad Johnsen, will attend the Gøteborg Book Fair 28–29 September.
Beyond learning more about the international book market and how a book fair functions, the six writers will also introduce themselves as part of the book fair programme.
See the details below:

September 28

Awarding of NORLA’s Translator’s Award

During the celebration in Oslo of St. Hieronymus Day, International Translation Day, we will announce the winner of NORLA’s Translator’s Award. The award will be conferred for the 12th time this year and will go to a fiction translator.

October 01

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian non-fiction

Read more about the translation subsidy for Norwegian non-fiction here.

October 10-October 15

NORLA to attend Frankfurt Book Fair

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NORLA will be very active at the book fair in Frankfurt 2017, in that only two years remain before Norway will be Guest of Honour.

November 01-November 05

Book fair in Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk book culture fair 2017

In Krasnoyarsk, located on the banks of the Jenisejs River in eastern Siberia, every year one of Russia’s largest and most important literature exhibition takes place.
Contact Senior Adviser Dina Roll-Hansen if you would like to schedual a meeting.

November 15

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction


Read more about the translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction here.

November 24-November 26

Seminar for German language translators in Hamburg

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24–26 November NORLA will hold a seminar for German language translators at the Hamburg House of Literature.

November 27-November 30

Nordische Literaturtage

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On 27–30 November the Nordic Literature Days at the Hamburg House of Literature will take place.

November 29-December 03

Three Norwegian authors to attend the Moscow International Book Fair


Also this year, NORLA will participate in the Non/fiction Book Fair in Moscow

December 05

Book trade meeting in Stockholm

On Tuesday, 05 December, a book trade meeting for Swedish publishers will be held at the Norwegian embassy in Stockholm. The focus will be on children’s books.

Norwegian authors abroad