NORLA's activities to promote the export of Norwegian literature

March 21-March 24

A great start for the Guest of Honour Year, at the Leipzig Book Fair 2019

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From 21st-24th of March, 18 Norwegian authors and illustrators will be participating in the Leipzig Book Fair. You will be able to meet authors, illustrators and NORLA at the Nordic countries stand in hall 4 (stand C400).
Read more and see the complete program on our Frankfurt 2019-website.

A complete program is also available as PDF here

March 29

NORLA to meet Czech publishers in Prague during Scandinavian weeks

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March 29, NORLA will meet Czech publishers in Prague during Scandinavian weeks and talk about NORLA, Norwegian literature and Frankfurt 2019.
The meeting takes place in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Prague.

April 01-April 04

NORLA to the Bologna Book Fair

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NORLA is also participating at this year’s children’s book fair in Bologna, Italy.
In addition, the Norwegian book industry will be gathered on a large, shared exhibition stand at the book fair. You will find us in Hall 30, stand E13!
Contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting.

April 01

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction

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.

April 01

Deadline: Nominate candidates for NORLA’s Translator's Award 2019

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NORLA annually hands out an award to a translator of Norwegian literature. The award is given for translations directly from Norwegian.
In 2019, the award will be given to a talented young translator of fiction as an encouragement towards continued efforts.

We would very much like to hear from you about deserving candidates!

May 06-May 19

New season at NORLA’s Translators Hotel

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We are looking forward to welcoming four new translators of Norwegian literature to NORLA’s Translators Hotel in Oslo, at Hotell Bondeheimen.
This spring is the tenth season of our popular programme!

Read more about NORLA’s translators hotel and previous guests here.

May 13

Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for fiction

Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for fiction (for the consideration of applications for translation subsidies with deadline 1 April).

Read more about the translation subsidy here.

May 21-May 26

NORLA's activities during the Norwegian Literature Festival in Lillehammer

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International publisher’s seminar
Each year NORLA and The Norwegian Publishers Association invite foreign publishers to a seminar on Norwegian literature at the Norwegian Literature Festival. The seminar was this year advertised as a fellowship, and there was a great deal of interest in participating. This year’s theme is adult fiction. On the seminar’s first day publishers will meet Norwegian colleagues in Oslo. The following day they will go around visiting some of the central Norwegian publishers before taking the train to Lillehammer where, in addition to the culture program, they will see presentations by a group of current Norwegian fiction writers. The seminar is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

June 01

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian non-fiction

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian non-fiction
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 20-June 23

New Voices to the Midsummer Festival in Leipzig and Berlin

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Spring’s five New Voices will be taking part in the literature festival at Litteraturhaus in Leipzig, and at an event in Berlin directed by the Norwegian Embassy.

August 01

Application deadline: Author and lecturer visits to institutions of higher learning abroad

NORLA administrates the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ scheme for travel grants for authors and lecturers who will visit institutions of higher learning abroad where instruction is given in the Norwegian language.
Read more here.

August 01

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction

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 15

Application deadline: Sample translation of Norwegian literature

Publishers, agents and translators abroad and in Norway can apply to NORLA for subsidies for sample translations.
Read more here.

NOTE that agents and publishers in Norway can also apply to NORLA, for support for extended sample translations; made possible by funds from the Ministry of Culture as a step towards making Norwegian literature exports an industry.

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

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian non-fiction
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

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 information in English about Norwegian literature in all genres. The information is provided by rightsholders and NORLA.

www.booksfromnorway.com