About NORLA

NORLA's Translator's Award

NORLA awards annually a prize to the value of 20 000 Norwegian kroner to a talented young translator who has contributed significantly to the translation of Norwegian literature into foreign languages, as well as to the promotion of Norwegian literature abroad. NORLA’s Translator’s Award is given for translations directly from Norwegian.

A free stay in Oslo is included in the prize, as the winner may spend up to three weeks in Oslo in a flat situated in the House of Literature (subject to availability). More information about the House of Literature here.

The prize was awarded for the first time in May 2007, and will be awarded every second year to a translator who has made an eminent contribution to Norwegian non-fiction literature, and every second year to a translator of Norwegian fiction.
The fiction award is granted courtesy of Kristin Brudevoll’s Anniversary Fund.

Winners of NORLA’s Translator’s Award:

2007: John Irons – English (Non-Fiction)

2007: Olga Drobot – Russian (Fiction)

2008: Jelena Ratsjinskaja – Russian (Non-Fiction)

2009: Cristina Gómez Baggethun – Spanish (Fiction).

2010: Loup-Maëlle Besançon – French (Non-Fiction).

2011: Céline Romand-Monnier – French (Fiction).

2012: Hwasue S. Warberg – Korean (Non-Fiction).

2013: Dana Caspi – Hebrew (Fiction).

2014: Diane Oatley – English (Non-Fiction).

2015: Eva Dimitrova Kaneva – Bulgarian (Fiction).

2016: Nargis Shinkarenko – Russian (Non-Fiction).

2017: Maike Dörries – German (Fiction).