NORLA

August 01 2015-December 31 2015

NORLA’s activities, autumn 2015

MØte 1.plass drh møte

The book autumn has now arrived 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, 26−30 August
For the second year in a row the Nordic region will be taking part with a joint stand at the Beijing book fair, in collaboration with our sister organizations from Sweden and Denmark.
Please contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting at stand no. E2.H28.

This year NORLA is also organizing a seminar specifically for Norwegian-Chinese translators in conjunction with the book fair.
See our selected Norwegian titles presented in Chinese and English here.

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

September

Opening of season three of NORLA’s translators hotel, 07 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 third season. You can read some of the fantastic feedback on previous seasons here.

Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for fiction, 10 September
Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for fiction (for applications for translation subsidies with deadline 1 August).
Read more about the translation subsidy 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 publishers meeting in Madrid, 24 September
The Norwegian embassy in Madrid is organizing, in cooperation with translators Cristina Gomez Baggethun and Bente Teigen Gundersen, a publishers meeting on the theme of Norwegian literature for children and young people. From NORLA, Senior Advisor Dina Roll-Hansen will attend.

Would you like to learn more (in Spanish) about Norwegian and Nordic books for children? Please take a look at a recent brochure made by the Norwegian embassy in Madrid here.

See the book covers of Norwegian books recently published in Spanish through translation subsidies from NORLA here.

NORLA to attend the Göteborg book fair, 24–27 September
This year’s Book & Library Fair in Göteborg is underway and you will find NORLA at the International Rights Centre, at tables 63 and 64.
Contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.

See Norwegian books recently published in Sweden here and see the fair’s exciting programme 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.

Application deadline for sample translation of Norwegian literature:
01 October

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.

Deadline for NORLA’s causerie competition: 01 October
Please note that the competition is open only for those who translate directly from Norwegian.
Read more here (in Norwegian).

Awarding of NORLA’s Translator’s Award 01 October
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 10th time this year and will go to a fiction translator.
Read more about NORLA’s Translator’s Award and previous winners here.

NORLA to meet publishers from the Netherlands in The Hague, 06 October
The Netherlands have long been an important market for Norwegian books. In collaboration with the Norwegian embassy in The Hague and translator Paula Stevens, NORLA is organizing for the fourth time an exclusive half-day seminar at the embassy that is designed for a select group of publishers from the Netherlands and Flanders. The focus for the year’s seminar is crime fiction. The three previous seminar have introduced Norwegian fiction, non-fiction and literature for children and young adults.

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

NORLA to attend Frankfurt Book Fair, 14–18 October
NORLA will also be taking part in the Frankfurt book fair. As usual you will find us at the joint Norwegian stand: Hall 5.0 A57.
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.

Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for non-fiction, 27 October
Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for non-fiction (for applications for translation subsidies with deadline 1 October).
Read more about the translation subsidy here.

November

NORLA to attend Shanghai Book Fair, 10−16 November
For the first time NORLA will take part in the book fair in Shanghai, which in its entirety is dedicated to literature for children and young people. Norwegian publishers/agents will also take part and we are looking forward to meeting contacts both new and old at the joint Nordic stand H2 C21!
Please contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.

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

Translation workshop in Calcutta, 23 November
NORLA cooperates with Seagull School of Publishing about a seminar on translation to/from Indian languages. The seminar will take place in the end of November, starting November 23rd.
Norwegian writer Pedro Carmona-Alvarez and translator Diane Oatley will participate and work together with the translators on an excerpt from Pedro’s book “The Weather changed, Summer came, and so on”. Diane’s English text will be used as a basis for translations into Indian languages.
This is the first time the Seagull School arranges a workshop for translation.

Read more about Seagull School of Publishing here.
The school receives funding from the Norwegian embassy in India. Read more about this here.

NORLA to attend Moscow Book Fair, 25−29 November
NORLA will also be taking part this year in the Non/fiction-book fair in Moscow 25−29.11. Please contact us to schedule meetings with NORLA during the book fair in Moscow.

This year the Norwegian author and paleontologist Jørn Hurum will visit the bookfair to present the award-winning book Ida, written together with Torstein Helleve and illustrated by Esther van Hulsen.
The book is translated by Svetlana Karpushina and published by Peshkombooks through translation- and production subsidy from NORLA.

See details on the fair program (in Russian) here.

Read more about the book Ida here.

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

December

NORLA to attend book fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, 30 November−2 December
NORLA will take part, like last year, in the book fair in Guadalajara, together with some of our Nordic sister organizations.
Please contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.

Focus on Norwegian fiction in Sweden, 01 December
The Norwegian embassy in Stockholm, the Norwegian Publishers Association and NORLA continue their collaboration on the promotion of Norwegian literature in Sweden. This year for the third time an exclusive mini-seminar is being organized for Swedish publishers and this year’s seminar is dedicated to Norwegian fiction. The two previous seminars focused on literature for children and young people, and non-fiction.

Alberte Bremberg, editor of the literary magazine Bokvennen, will give an introduction to Norwegian contemporary literature. The two authors Birger Emanuelsen (who this autumn published Historien om et godt menneske, Tiden, 2015) and Helga Flatland (who this autumn published Vingebelastning, Aschehoug, 2015) will introduce themselves and their oevre. The seminar participants will also meet Norwegian literary agents.

See the cover of Norwegian books recently published in Sweden here.

(Photo: NORLA at the Bologna Book Fair 2015. Photographer: Dina Roll-Hansen)