NORLA's activities to promote the export of Norwegian literature

May 09-May 22

Finally back: NORLA's translators hotel

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This spring, we finally get the pleasure of welcoming to Oslo the translators who were originally granted a stay at NORLA’s translators hotel, in the spring of 2020. Due to the pandemic, their visits had to be postponed.
We are looking very much forward to seeing them in Oslo!

Read more about our translator’s hotel here

May 26-May 29

Norway is Guest of Honour at the Warsaw Book Fair

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Norway is the Guest of Honour at the Book Fair in Warsaw on 26 – 29 May 2022. The book fair takes place at the Palace of Culture and Science, and it is the most important book fair in Poland.
The Guest of Honour project is organized by NORLA in close cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Warsaw.

The book fair is an exciting opportunity to present a wide range of Norwegian literature on the Polish market, and for several Norwegian authors to engage with their Polish audience.
We are offering an exstensive program where 30 authors/illustrators from Norway participate in 50 events in all genres, aimed at both readers and the book industry. There are also meeting places between Norwegian agents and foreign book trade professionals.

See all our information here
Visit the book fair’s website

May 30-June 02

The Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer - Fellowship program to Lillehammer Rights

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NORLA has invited foreign publishers, editors, sub-agents and scouts to apply for our fellowship program at the Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer, 31 May – 2 June 2022. This year marks the physical opening of the newly established rights centre Lillehammer Rights at Scandic Victoria Hotel, where all fellows will get a table. The rights centre is organized a collaboration with the Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer. Additionally, we continue with the popular seminar where you will be introduced to New Voices from Norway. This year, participants of all genres and languages were welcome to apply. (Application deadline was February 18).

Read more about Lillehammer Rights
Visit the festival website

May 31-June 03

Booksellers to The Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer

Five British and German booksellers are visiting Lillehammer 31 May – 3 June to learn about Norwegian literature. They will meet Norwegian booksellers and authors, follow the festival program and visit Bjerkebæk, home of the Norwegian Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset.
The program is a continuation of the bookseller strategy from our 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair project and it is financially supported by the Norwegian Embassy in London.

June 01

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian non-fiction

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

Foreign publishers may also apply for production subsidies for the publication of Norwegian non-fiction containing a large number of illustrations or with exceptionally demanding technical production requirements.
Read more about the scheme here.

June 07

Digital translator workshop for translators of Victoria Kielland's novel "My Men"

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Sometimes a whole group of translators are working on the same book at the same time, into many different languages. Then they would greatly benefit from meeting each other and discussing differnt solutions to translation issues they might be struggling with.

June 13

Book trade meeting in Vienna

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Vienna is organizing a book trade meeting for Austrian publishers and translators on 13 June. Kjersti Anfinnsen and Andrine Pollen from NORLA participate.

June 15-June 17

NORLA to meet Nordic colleagues in Stockholm

Representatives from NORLA’s staff will be attending a seminar with our Nordic colleagues, June 15-17.
The employees at the Nordic literary offices meet annually, and this year the meeting will take place in Stockholm.

We look forward to exchanging experiences and future plans with our colleagues!

The Nordic literary offices all administer The Nordic Council of Ministers’ funding scheme for the translation of literature and drama from one Nordic language to another. Read more about the scheme here.

June 23-June 24

Norwegian Arts Abroad's (NAA) Competence Program to New York

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Norwegian Arts Abroad’s (NAA) Competence Program meets for the fourth time in New York on June 23rd and 24th. The first day will give the participants general input on how to brake through in the American market. on day two there’s time for individual meetings with contacts within the different arts fields, and in the evening there will be held a public event where the participants can present the films they have made about their projects during the last months.

Read more about the program and particpants here

August 01

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction

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Read more about the translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction here.

Foreign publishers may also apply for production subsidies for children’s and young adult’s picture books by Norwegian authors and illustrators.
Read more about the scheme here.

September 01

Application deadline: Sample translation of Norwegian literature

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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. For translators, there are no application deadlines.
Read more (in Norwegian) here.

October 01

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian non-fiction

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

Foreign publishers may also apply for production subsidies for the publication of Norwegian non-fiction containing a large number of illustrations or with exceptionally demanding technical production requirements.
Read more about the scheme here.

November 15

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction

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Read more about the translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction here.

Foreign publishers may also apply for production subsidies for children’s and young adult’s picture books by Norwegian authors and illustrators.
Read more about the scheme here.

Books from Norway provides you with English-language information about all genres of Norwegian literature. The information is provided by the rightsholders and NORLA.

booksfromnorway.com

Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Norway was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Please visit our website Norway2019.com for information about the project.

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