August 01 2016-December 31 2016

NORLA’s activities, autumn 2016

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The book autumn will soon arrive and at NORLA we are looking forward to everything that will take place in the coming months.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a meeting.

We are looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible!

August

Application deadline for translation subsidies for Norwegian fiction: 01 August
We would remind foreign publishers of the possibility to apply for translation subsidies through NORLA for the publication of Norwegian books.
Read more about NORLA’s translation subsidies and how foreign publishers can apply.

It is also possible to apply for production subsidies for children’s picture books.
Read more here.

NORLA at the Beijing Book Fair, 24−28 August
This year we are also looking forward to attending the book fair in Beijing, in collaboration with our sister organizations from Sweden, Denmark and Finland (NordLit).
Like last year, NordLit is also preparing a seminar in conjunction with the fair dedicated to translators into Chinese from the respective languages. The author Endre Lund Eriksen will take part in the seminar and will also be presenting a separate programme of readings in the course of the week.

See the covers of Norwegian books recently published in Chinese through NORLA’s translation subsidies here.

September

Application deadline for sample translation of Norwegian literature: 01 September
Publishers, agents and translators abroad and in Norway can apply to NORLA for subsidies for sample translations.
The translation must be directly from Norwegian. Sample translations of NORLA’s selected titles- will be given priority.
Read more on how to apply here.

Fifth season of NORLA’s translators hotel, 5-18 September
At NORLA we are pleased about the overwhelming response to our offer of stays at the translators hotel for translators who translate directly from Norwegian. This autumn four lucky applicants will be awarded two-week stays simultaneously in Oslo at Hotell Bondeheimen.
This will be the translators hotel’s fifth season. You can read some of the fantastic feedback on previous seasons here.

NORLA’s selection of Norwegian books of interest for the autumn
Our focus titles within different genres will be available on our website from the middle of September.

NORLA to attend the Göteborg book fair, 24–27 September
We are looking forward to taking part in this year’s Book & Library Fair in Göteborg. You will find NORLA at the International Rights Centre, at tables 75 and 76.
Contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.

The fair’s exciting program will soon be available here.
Alternatively, you may order a printed copy in Swedish here.

See the covers of Norwegian books recently published in Sweden here

Awarding of NORLA’s Translator’s Award, 29 September
During the celebration in Oslo of St. Hieronymus Day, International Translation Day, we will announce the winner of NORLA’s Translator’s Award. The award will be conferred for the 11th time this year and will go to a non-fiction translator.
Read more about NORLA’s Translator’s Award and previous winners here.

October

Application deadline for translation subsidy for Norwegian non-fiction: 01 October
We would remind foreign publishers of the possibility to apply for translation subsidies through NORLA for the publication of Norwegian books.
Read more about NORLA’s translation subsidies and how foreign publishers can apply.

It is also possible to apply for production subsidies for some types of illustrated non-fiction and for children’s picture books.
Read more here.

NORLA to attend Frankfurt Book Fair, 19-23 October
NORLA will also be taking part in the Frankfurt book fair. This year, for the first time, all Norwegian exhibitors will be representing from a national collective stand. We look forward to welcoming all our contacts, old and new!
Please contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.

See the covers of Norwegian books recently published in German through NORLA’s translation subsidies here.

Translators seminar in Helsinki, 27-30 October
The Nordic countries are in focus at this year’s Helsinki Book fair, and numerous Nordic authors will take part in the fair’s program.
Along with our Nordic colleagues, NORLA will host a translators seminar on children’s and young adult literature.
The seminar has received funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers.

See the covers of Norwegian books published in Finland since 2011 through translation subsidy from NORLA or the Nordic Council of Ministers here.

November

NORLA to attend Shanghai Book Fair, 18-20 November
NORLA will once again take part in the book fair in Shanghai, which in its entirety is dedicated to literature for children and young people. Last year’s attendance resulted in massive interest in Norwegian authors and books and also many foreign right sales (read more).
Please contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.

You may find our 2015-selection of Norwegian titles in our Chinese (and English) information material here.

See also Norwegian books recently published in Chinese through NORLA’s translation subsidies here.

Application deadline for translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction: 15 November
We would remind foreign publishers of the possibility to apply through NORLA for translation subsidies for the publication of Norwegian books.
Read more about NORLA’s translation subsidies and how foreign publishers can apply.

It is also possible to apply for production subsidies for children’s picture books.
Read more here.

NORLA to attend Moscow Book Fair, ultimo November
NORLA will also be taking part this year in the Non/fiction-book fair in Moscow.
Please contact us to schedule meetings with NORLA during the book fair.

And as in previous years a Norwegian author will also visit the bookfair to present a current Russian edition. Name and details TBA.

See Norwegian books recently published in Russian through NORLA’s translation subsidies here.

NORLA to attend book fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, 28-30 November
The book fair in Guadalajara is the largest in the Spanish speaking world − and on the whole, one of the most pleasantly enjoyable fairs. NORLA will take part in the Guadalajara International Book Fair, as we have done the past two years, along with some of our Nordic sister organizations.
Please contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.

This year, two Norwegian authors will also be joining us in Guadalajara: Simon Stranger and Carl-Frode Tiller. Stranger’s novel for adolescents Barsakh will be published by the Mexican publisher Nostra Ediciones / Panorama Editoria, translated by Pablo Osorio, and the first volume of Tiller’s Innsirkling (Encirclement) will be published by the Spanish publisher Sajalín Editores S.L, translated by Cristina Gómez Baggethun.
Aschehoug Agency will also be taking part in the fair and will have a table at the foreign rights centre.

December

(Photo: NORLA at the London Book Fair 2015. Photographer: Per Øystein Roland)

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

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