NORLA's activities to promote the export of Norwegian literature

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January 01 2015-March 31 2015

NORLA’s activities in the 1st quarter 2015

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This spring, NORLA’s staff look forward to attending several book fairs, events and literary festivals around the world. See detailed list below.
Feel free to contact us to schedule a meeting!

January 21-January 24 2015

NORLA to meet Nordic colleagues January 21st to 24th

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Parts of NORLA’s staff will be out of office January 21 to 24, while we attend a seminar with our Nordic colleagues.

January 26-January 30 2015

German-Norwegian-German translators’ seminar in Berlin, 26-30 January

A unique seminar called ViceVersa will take place in Berlin at the end of January, where a group of translators working from Norwegian to German will meet with a group working from German to Norwegian in a whole week of in-depth translation work!

January 29 2015-February 01 2015

Norwegian comic book artists and NORLA to the Angouleme international comics festival, France, 29th of January-1st of February

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Six Norwegian comic book artists and NORLA will attend the Angouleme international comics festival, France 29 January-1 February.

February 02-February 04 2015

Nordic children’s book conference in Stavanger

Simon Stranger and NORLA will attend the Nordic children’s book conference in Stavanger.
Read more about the conference (in Norwegian) here.

February 25 2015

Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for non-fiction

Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for non-fiction (for applications for translation subsidies with deadline 1.2.).
Read more about the translation subsidy here.

March 12-March 15 2015

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Norwegian authors and NORLA attend Leipziger Buchmesse, Germany.
Read more about the Nordic forum at the bookfair (in German) here

Read more about the book fair here

March 30 2015-April 02 2015

NORLA attends children’s book fair in Bologna, Italy

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NORLA attends children’s book fair in Bologna, Italy. You may meet Margit Walsø or Dina Roll-Hansen at our stand 30 C 18.

See NORLA’s selection of Norwegian titles for children/young adults spring 2015 here.

Read more about the fair here.

March 30 2015-April 07 2015

NORLA's offices are closed for Easter until Tuesday April 7

We wish everyone a Happy Easter, with lots of good books!

March 31 2015-July 01 2015

NORLA’s activities for the second quarter of 2015

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This spring, NORLA’s staff look forward to attending several book fairs, events and literary festivals around the world. See detailed list below.
Feel free to contact us to schedule a meeting!

April 14-April 16 2015

NORLA to the London Book Fair

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NORLA will take part in the London Book Fair at Olympia, and you will find us at the Nordic stand; 6F70. We are looking forward to meeting both contacts of old and new!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule meetings!

May 04-May 05 2015

NORLA to attend Nordic children’s book seminar in Denmark

Together with its Nordic sister offices NORLA is arranging a children’s book seminar to take place 4−5 May at Schæffergården in Copenhagen, Denmark. The purpose of the seminar is to strengthen the exchange and translation of literature for children and young people between the Nordic languages. Editors, researchers, critics and others from all of the Nordic countries will attend. The seminar is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

May 06 2015

Book event in New York in conjunction with launch of Knausgård’s "My Struggle IV"

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Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle IV will be launched in San Francisco and New York in the beginning of May. Knausgård is also on the PEN Festival programme in New York. NORLA’s Senior Adviser Andrine Pollen will participate in several of the scheduled sessions.

May 06-May 08 2015

Translators seminar in Istanbul

In collaboration with the Norwegian embassy in Ankara, NORLA will present for the first time a seminar in Istanbul for translators from Norwegian to Turkish!

May 25-May 31 2015

The Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer

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NORLA will be at the Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer May 25-31.

June 02-June 03 2015

Translators seminar in St. Petersburg

In collaboration with the university and Consulate General in St. Petersburg, NORLA is organising a translators seminar 2−3 June at the Norwegian University Center in the city. Norwegian authors Jon Øystein Flink and Geir Pollen will take part. NORLA’s Director Margit Walsø and Senior Adviser Dina Roll-Hansen also participate in the seminar.

June 17-June 21 2015

Seoul International Book Fair has unfortunately been cancelled!

The Seoul International Book Fair is cancelled due to precautions regarding the ongoing virus epidemic.
For the first time, NORLA was to attend Seoul International Book Fair, along with authors Tom Egeland, Kari Stai and Arne & Carlos. Knitting is extremely popular in South Korea, and Arne & Carlos were even announced as guest authors by the book fair.

August 01 2015-December 31 2015

NORLA’s activities, autumn 2015

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

August 26-August 30 2015

NORLA at the Beijing Book Fair

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For the second year in a row NORLA is taking part with a joint Nordic stand at the Beijing book fair, in collaboration with our sister organizations from Sweden and Denmark. You will find us at stand no. E2.H28.
Please contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.

September 07-September 20 2015

Third season of NORLA’s translators hotel

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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 have been awarded two-week stays simultaneously in Oslo at Hotell Bondeheimen. This will be the translators hotel’s third season.

September 10 2015

Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for fiction

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

September 24-September 27 2015

NORLA to attend the Göteborg book fair

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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 NORLA’s selected titles here.

September 24 2015

NORLA to publishers meeting in Madrid

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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.

October 01 2015

Application deadline for sample translation of Norwegian literature

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.

October 01 2015

Application deadline for translation subsidy for Norwegian non-fiction

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.

October 01 2015

Deadline for NORLA's causerie competition

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Please note that the competition is open only for those who translate directly from Norwegian.

October 01 2015

Awarding of NORLA’s Translator’s Award

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During the celebration in Oslo of St. Hieronymus Day, International Translation Day, we will announce the winner of NORLA’s Translator’s Award.

October 06 2015

NORLA to meet publishers from the Netherlands in The Hague

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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.

October 14-October 18 2015

NORLA to attend Frankfurt Book Fair

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NORLA will as usual be taking part in the Frankfurt book fair. You may find us at the joint Norwegian stand: Hall 5.0 A57.
On Wednesday 14 October the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Mrs Thorhild Widvey, will visit the book fair in cooperation with NORLA. This autumn, the Norwegian government will ask the Norwegian Parliament to pledge NOK 25 million towards enabling Norway to apply for Guest of Honour status at the Frankfurt book fair in 2019.
Read more here.

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting with NORLA.

See NORLA’s selected titles here.

October 27 2015

Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for non-fiction

Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for non-fiction (for applications for translation subsidies with deadline 1 October).

November 11-November 16 2015

NORLA to attend Shanghai Children's Book Fair

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For the first time NORLA will take part in the international book fair in Shanghai, which in its entirety is dedicated to literature for children and young people. Magikon forlag will also take part and we are looking forward to meeting contacts both new and old at the joint Nordic stand H2 C21!

We also look forward to take part in the launch of the Chinese edition of award-winning children’s book Brune (Brown), along with the author Håkon Øvreås and illustrator Øyvind Torseter. Read more about the book and the wave of Norwegian books being published in Chinese here.

The Chinese translator of Brune, Li Jingjing, is NORLA’s Translator of the Month for November. Read her interview (in Norwegian) here.

See our selection of Norwegian titles for the Shanghai book fair presented in Chinese and English.

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

November 15 2015

Application deadline for translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction

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.

November 23-November 24 2015

Translator seminar in Archangel

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NORLA will take part in a translators seminar organized by the Norwegian Consulate General of Murmansk, the University of Archangel and the Archangel Regional Library on November 23-24.

November 25-November 29 2015

NORLA and Jørn Hurum to attend Moscow Book Fair

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NORLA will also be taking part this year in the Non/fiction-book fair in Moscow 25−29.11. Please contact us to schedule a meeting.

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.

November 30 2015-December 02 2015

NORLA to attend book fair in Guadalajara, Mexico

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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.

Visit the book fair’s website here.

December 01 2015

Focus on Norwegian fiction in Sweden

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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.

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March 21-March 27 2015

Gert Nygårdshaug attends Le Salon du livre and Quais du Polar

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Gert Nygårdshaug will travel to France and Belgium on the occation of the launch of his book Himmelblomsttreet in French. He will attend debates, book signings, and two book fairs: Le Salon du livre in Paris and Quais du Polar in Lyon.

April 16-April 19 2015

Gunnar Staalesen, Herbjørg Wassmo and Stian Hole in France

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Meet Gunnar Staalesen, Herbjørg Wassmo and Stian Hole at Les Escapades littéraires, in Draguignan.

April 22-April 25 2015

Ivo de Figueiredo in the Czech republic

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Ivo de Figueiredo will visit Brno (April 22) and Prague (April 25), on the occasion of the launch of the Czech translation of his critically acclaimed book Henrik Ibsen. The Man and the Mask.

May 21-May 23 2015

Norwegian-American literature festival in New York

NORLA is also contributing funding to a Norwegian-American literature festival being organised in New York to take place 21−23 May.

June 02 2015

Norwegian Explorers - a seminar at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj

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Meet Jan Erik Holst and Robert Ferguson, in addition to Prof. dr. Corin Braga, Norwegian Embassador Tove Bruvik Westberg and Prof. dr. Sanda Tomescu Baciu.

The two films “Ragnarok” and “Frozen Heart” will also be shown as part of the seminar.

September 26-September 27 2015

Lars Mytting in the UK

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Meet Lars Mytting, the author of one of the greatest non-fiction publishing successes in Scandinavia ever: the non-fiction book Norwegian Wood (original title: Hel ved, 2011). In 15 months, over 200 000 copies of the book were sold in Norway and Sweden. And foreign rights are sold to several countries.

September 29 2015-October 02 2015

Karl Ove Knausgård in Germany

Meet Karl Ove Knausgård on tour, presenting volume five of his My Struggle-series. The novel is translated into German by Paul Berf and published by Bertelsmann through translation subsidy from NORLA.

October 08 2015

Carl Frode Tiller in Berlin

Meet Carl Frode Tiller at the event Buch des Monats at the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin.
Tiller will be reading from his award-winning novel Kennen Sie diesen Mann? (Norwegian title: Innsirkling), along with his translator Ina Kronenberger. The book is published is German through translation subsidy by NORLA.

October 19-October 21 2015

Atle Næss in Germany

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Meet Atle Næss on tour in Germany, presenting his critically acclaimed biography on Edvard Munch in the company of his translator Daniela Stilzebach. There will be events in Bonn, Berlin and Lübeck.

October 23 2015

Inger Wold Lund in New York

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A rare Brooklyn reading by Berlin-based Inger Wold Lund, artist and author of “Leaving Leaving Behind Behind”, and a performance by Tal Gilboa & Elizabeth Stehl Kleberg.

October 30 2015-November 01 2015

Hanne Ørstavik in Cyprus

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Meet critically acclaimed author Hanne Ørstavik at the international literary festival in Nicosia. More than 20 international authors and poets will participate in a series of readings, musical events, round table discussions and more.

October 30 2015-November 08 2015

Kjartan Fløgstad, Gabi Gleichmann and Kirsti Baggethun to Chile

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The international Chilean book fair, Feria Internacional del Libro de Santiago, this year focuses on the Nordic countries, Nórdicos en FILSA. The fair takes place 22 October + 8. November.

Norwegian authors Kjartan Fløgstad and Gabi Gleichmann take part, as well as Kirsti Baggethun, author and translator of Norwegian literature into Spanish. Also musicians Christina Sandsengen, Moddi and Terje Evensen are part of the rich festival program which also includes several art exhibitions, films etc.

Meet the authors/translator in the following events:

November 19-November 20 2015

Eivind Tjønneland in Cluj

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Prof. Eivind Tjønneland, University of Bergen will be giving two lectures on Knut Hamsun at the Babes-Bolay University in Cluj.

November 19 2015

Jørgen Lorentzen in Belgrade

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Jørgen Lorentzen, professor of Gender Studies, will present his book “The History of Fatherhood in Norway” for a Serbian audience, at an event hosted by Scandinavian Corner.

November 23-November 26 2015

Tomas Espedal to open Nordic Literature Days in Hamburg

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Every other year the Literaturhaus in Hamburg offers Nordic Literature Days, and since the start in 1986 the festival has presented an impressive list of Nordic authors. This year, Norwegian author Tomas Espedal will officially open the 15th event.

November 28-November 29 2015

Elin Grimstad in Delhi

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Meet the Sun and the Moon – and author/illustrator Elin Grimstad who has made a beautifully illustrated book about them, in several events at the Bookaroo festival in Delhi, India. See below for details.

The book is available in English, Bengali and Hindi – all published by Sampark Publishing through subsidies from NORLA.