For translators

NORLA’s translators hotel

NORLA started in 2014 a pilot scheme for a translators hotel for translators of Norwegian literature. The scheme has been an unconditional success and has been renewed in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The translators are invited to apply for two-week stays at Hotell Bondeheimen, which is centrally located in downtown Oslo and close to many central cultural institutions.

Note that the offer is only available for translators who translate directly from Norwegian.

Read more about NORLA’s translators hotel, first season, autumn 2014, here.
More about second season, spring 2015, here.
Read about the third season, autumn 2015, here.
And the fourth season, spring 2016, here.
About the fifth season, autumn 2016, here.
And about the sitxth season, spring 2017, here.

NORLA’s aim for the scheme is to offer translators:
• Good working conditions and the possibility explore Norwegian literature in depth.
• The opportunity to carry out research/background checks and to meet Norwegian authors.
• The opportunity to form valuable contacts in the Norwegian book industry.
• The opportunity to become better acquainted with the staff of NORLA.

All hotel and travel costs are covered by NORLA, and the translators receive a living grant.
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also contribute towards the scheme.

More information about the spring season of 2017 is available in Norwegian here.