Johnsen ballen hd

Mari Kanstad Johnsen

The Ball

Johnsen jeg rømmer

Mari Kanstad Johnsen 玛丽·卡斯特德·约翰森

I'm Out of Here 我离开了
Jeg rømmer

Johnsen jeg rømmer

Mari Kanstad Johnsen

I'm Out of Here
Jeg rømmer

Johnsen livredd i syden omslag

Mari Kanstad Johnsen

Scary Holiday
Livredd i Syden

Bok 236

Åshild Kanstad Johnsen

Block Makes a Museum
Kubbe lager museum

P e omslag

Espen Dekko


Siri tunellen hd

Hege Siri

The Tunnel

Bok 331

Helge Torvund


The autumn batch of New Voices is ready

Last year, NORLA collaborated with Talent Norge and the Norwegian Publishers Association on the New Voices development programme. Recruiting new authors and promoting new literary voices abroad are important aims of the Frankfurt 2019 initiative. New Voices will create a space where parts of Norway’s rich literary undergrowth can be made visible, giving a boost to authors who are on the verge of an international breakthrough. A group of 4-6 new writing voices will take part in the programme every six months.

Warm welcome for Norwegian literature in Japan

Norwegian authors and NORLA were recently in Japan and were greeted with an overwhelming interest in Norwegian literature. On 6−10 March, there was a seminar on Norwegian literature, organized in collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo. The seminar was designed for publishers and translators, and was about crime fiction, children’s and picture books, and translation.

The Norwegian participants were author Jørn Lier Horst, author and illustrator Mari Kanstad Johnsen, translator Anne-Lande Peters, publisher Svein Størksen (Magikon) and literature agent Hans Petter Bakketeig (Stilton Literary Agency), along with NORLA’s Director Margit Walsø and NORLA’s Senior Adviser Dina Roll-Hansen.
The programme also included eminent Japanese participants, who gave presentations or took part as moderators.

NORLA's travelogues

NORLA travels around the world to promote Norwegian literature. Have look at some of our travelogues!

(If you read Norwegian, you will find our complete collection of travelogues here).

Frankfurt 2019

Norway as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019 is Norway’s largest cultural export project ever. The Guest of Honour project comprises hundreds of activities in the German speaking area throughout 2019, and culminates at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2019.

The project represents huge international possibilities for Norwegian literature and other forms of cultural expression.

NORLA is in charge of the process towards 2019, and cooperates closely with authors, publishing houses, literary agents, art institutions, our network Norwegian Arts Abroad and other cultural entities in order to create a solid and attractive Guest of Honour program.

Below you will find more information on the project.

New Voices

Norway will be Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019. Cultivating new literary voices internationally is an important aim of the Guest of Honour project.

NORLA’s talent development programme, New Voices, has been established in collaboration with Talent Norway (Talent Norge) and the Norwegian Publishers Association.

In our invitation to editorial staffs of all publishing houses in Norway you will find all details about the New Voices-programme.

In the years leading up to 2019 a number of new writers will have the opportunity to participate in a development programme that focuses on the international dimensions of the writing profession. The programme is for writers from all genres, fiction, non-fiction, and literature for children and young adults.

Senior Adviser in NORLA, Dina Roll-Hansen, is managing the New Voices-programme.