Information

Information

Here you will find information about the Norwegian book industry, including contact details for publishers, agents, and different industry organisations.

NORLA’s collaborating partners are welcome to download our logo here.

At the bottom of this page, you may download press photos of NORLA’s Director Margit Walsø and of NORLA’s staff.
(Photo: Eivind Røhne).

Do you want to know more about the Norwegian literary field?
Have a look at our brochure “Information on Norwegian Literature” on the bottom of the page.

Covers of Norwegian books in translation
Visit Flickr to see all book covers of Norwegian books translated through translation grants from NORLA or The Nordic Council of Ministers (since 2011).
You will find the covers of all translated books in a specific languague by searching for the relvant tag, for instance English.
And you may find the covers of all translated books by a specific author by searching for the relvant tag, for instance Skomsvold.

Database of Norwegian literature in translation
An extensive database of Norwegian literature in translation is available here.
The database is operated by the National Library of Norway, and has been developed in cooperation with NORLA.

The National Library of Norway is digitizing its entire collection
The digital collection contains material dating from the Middle Ages up to the current day and the digitizing programme started in 2006. It is estimated that it will take 20–30 years for the entire collection to be digitized.
Read more about the project here.
If you have a Norwegian IP-address, you may see the complete digitized collection here.

Norway for bookworms: A short travel guide for literature lovers
Do you want to explore Norway from a literary point of view? Check out this travel guide for literature lovers!

A guide to the best bibliophile experiences in Oslo
Read more in this guide to Oslo’s independent bookstores, made by Routes North – The independent guide to Scandinavia.

Up-to-date information about events abroad where Norwegian authors and other artists are taking part
This is often disseminated by Norway’s diplomatic missions in the respective countries. Addresses to all of the Norwegian diplomatic missions can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website.

You will find general information about Norway and Norwegian cultural work abroad (in Norwegian) here.

If you have any tips on useful pages, we would very much appreciate hearing from you.

Norwegian publishers:

Please find a presentation of the members of the Norwegian Publishers’ Association here.

Literary Agencies in Norway:

Oslo Literary Agency
Norway’s biggest literary agency, representing authors in the genres of literary fiction, crime and commercial fiction, children’s and YA books and non-fiction.
Oslo Literary Agency was established in 2016, replacing Aschehoug Agency.
P.O. Box 363 Sentrum
NO-0102 Oslo
Tel: + 47 22 40 04 65
E-mail
Website

Rights Director: Mr Even Råkil – Tel: +47 90 02 44 97
Children/YA: Mrs Evy Tillman Hegdal – Tel: +47 952 24 408
Fiction: Mrs Annette Orre – Tel: +47 922 53 353
Oktober (fiction): Mr Henrik Francke – Tel: +47 913 53 922

Universitetsforlaget (academic books/non-fiction):
www.universitetsforlaget.no
Ms Cecilie Ullstein-Brokner – Tel: +47 46 61 48 56

Cappelen Damm Agency
NO-0055 Oslo
Tel: +47 21 61 65 00
E-mail
Website

Rights Director (and non-fiction and children/YA):
Mrs Ingvild Haugland – Tel: +47 414 10 647
Fiction and children/YA: Ms Silje Mella – Tel: +47 942 22 957
Information Manager: Anette Slettbakk Garpestad – Tel: +47 984 82 087

Gyldendal Agency
Representing foreign rights for: Gyldendal Akademisk, Gyldendal Barn og Ungdom, Gyldendal Litteratur, Kolon Forlag.
P.O. Box 6860 St. Olavs plass
NO-0130 Oslo
Tel: +47 22 03 41 00
E-mail
Website / www.gyldendal.no

Rights Director (fiction, non-fiction and children/young adults):
Mrs Anne Cathrine Eng – Tel: +47 22 03 43 87
Academic books: Ms Vibeke Høegh-Omdal – Tel: +47 22 03 43 83

Hagen Agency
Representing foreign rights for select titles from: Det Norske Samlaget, Kagge Forlag, Humanist Forlag, Mangschou, Omnipax og Spartacus.
Lindemans gate 3 D
NO-0267 Oslo
Tel: +47 22 46 52 54 / +47 93 41 10 56
Mrs Eirin Hagen: hagency@online.no
Website

Stilton Literary Agency
Fougners vei 14B
NO-0571 Oslo
Tel: +47 47 67 47 59
Mr Hans Petter Bakketeig: hanspetter@stilton.no
Website

Northern Stories
Arbinsgate 1
0253 Oslo
Ms. Astrid Dalaker: astrid@northernstories.no
+47 99 69 19 50
Mr. Thomas Mala: thomas@northernstories.no
+47 46 67 61 55
Webside
Facebook

Instagram: @northernstorieslitag
Twitter: @NorthernStories

Winje Agency
Skiensgate 12
NO-3912 Porsgrunn
Tel: + 47 91 84 11 50
Mrs Gina Winje: gina.winje@gmail.com
Facebook

A Nicolaissen Agency
Lorentz Fossumsveg 5
NO-1920 Sørumsand
Tel: +47 46 69 42 81
Ms Anette Nicolaissen: anicolaissen@gmail.com

Immaterial Agents
Via Giuseppe Mercalli 36
IT-20122 Milano
Italy
Tel: +39 324 807 6828
Mrs Trude Kolaas: trude@immaterial.no

More information

For translators of Norwegian literature, we have compiled a selection of tools and information (in Norwegian) which we hope will be useful, here.

You may find information about NORLA’s sister organisations in the Nordic region here.

For information on the Norwegian book industry, please click here.

For further reading on Norwegian literature, also in other languages, please click here.

If you read Norwegian you may enjoy our interview series Translator of the Month.

(Updated: August 2017)