NORLA's activities to promote the export of Norwegian literature

December 22 2017-January 02

Holiday hours at NORLA

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At NORLA we will close for the Christmas holiday Friday afternoon, December 22.
The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

January 15

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

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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.

January 16-January 19

NORLA to meet Nordic colleagues in Reykjavik, Iceland

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Several of NORLA’s staff will be out of office January 16-19, attending a seminar with our Nordic colleagues.
The employees at the Nordic literary offices meet annually, and this year the meeting will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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.

January 22-January 25

Fiction publishers to Norway

NORLA received the sixth group of international publishers who were in Norway to be introduced to Norwegian writers and the Norwegian book industry. This time we invited publishers from the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. The publishers saw a large number of presentations and returned home with many positive impressions and experiences – inspired to discover new authors.

January 23-January 24

Children’s Books Salon in New York City

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The New York office of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, together with Publishing Perspectives, will host the first two-day Children’s Books Salon in New York City.

The aim of the salon is to build a platform where international children’s book publishers can meet each other in person, strengthen their international relationships, learn about new titles, and discuss issues specific to the children’s book market.
Hege Langrusten and Dina Roll-Hansen participate from NORLA.

Read more about the exciting event here.

And read interviews with some of the international participants here.

January 24-January 29

Jaipur Literary Festival, India

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NORLA is present at the Jaipur Literary Festival!
This is said to be the world’s largest free literary festival, with an overwhelming number of writers, participants and audience from India and all the rest of the world. This year the Nordic countries are especially invited, and a number of Nordic writers will participate. From Norway Odd Harald Hauge is coming, on the occasion that Yatra books publishes his crime novel Everest in English, translated by Siân Mackie.

A sideprogram at the festival is BookMark, where publishers and book business people from all over India and the rest of the world meet to discuss issues relevant for the business. There will also be opportunity to present Norwegian books and authors to the Indian publishing industry.
BookMark is supported by the Norwegian Embassy in Delhi, and Ambassador Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg and others from the embassy will be present.

February 01

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.

February 05-February 06

The third author group in NORLA’s talent program “New Voices” begin their semester

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On Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th of February, the spring participants of NORLA’s New Voice program will meet for the first time. They are Lotta Elstad, Lars Petter Sveen, Øystein Morten, Heidi Sævareid and Gudrun Skretting. The five authors will receive a good introduction to presentation techniques from translator and actor Erik Skuggevik before being thrown into meetings with translators, audiences and publishers across large parts of Europe throughout the spring.

Get to know the authors better here.

February 05-February 07

See and Read! Children's Literature Conference in Bergen, Norway

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Norway is the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2019.
Who are we, when we present Norwegian children’s and youth literature in Frankfurt? And who reads what, and where, tomorrow?
On February the 7th, Andrine Pollen is leading a panel discussion with literary agent Evy Tillman (Oslo Literary Agency), the authors Taran L. Bjørnstad and Endre Lund Eriksen, as well as their translator Maike Dörries from Germany.

Read more at the conference’s web pages (in Norwegian only).

February 06-February 09

German non-fiction publishers to Oslo

A group of seven German non-fiction publishers come to Norway 6th-9th of February.
The group will receive a broad introduction to the Norwegian non-fiction book industry, and will be presented to a number of authors, editors and agents.

We very much look forward to this!

February 15

Frankfurt 2019 and the Norwegian travel and tourism industry

Innovation Norway and NORLA invite the Norwegian travel and tourism industry to a meeting to discuss the opportunities the Guest of Honour project provides to the industry in the German market.

February 15

Application deadline: NORLA's Translators hotel spring 2018

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February 15 is the application deadline for translators of Norwegian literature regarding stays at NORLA’s Translators hotel spring 2018 (weeks 16-17, i.e. as of Monday April 16th through Sunday April 29th).
Please note that the offer is only available for translators who translate directly from Norwegian.

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have in previous years contributed towards the scheme.

Read more (in Norwegian) here.

March 01

Application deadline: NORLA’s development programme for new literary voices

NORLA hereby invites the editorial staffs of all publishing houses in Norway to nominate candidates for the fourth group of authors in our development program “New Voices”.
The programme forms part of the commitment to Frankfurt 2019, where an important objective is to develop new writers’ voices.
The programme is funded by Talent Norway and The Norwegian Publishers Association, while NORLA is responsible for its implementation.

Read more here.

March 13

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

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

Read more about the translation subsidy here.

March 14

NORLA to the Norwegian Library Association's annual library meeting, Sandefjord

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Andrine Pollen is a contributor during the seminar: “Frankfurt 2019 – About Norwegian Literature Abroad.”
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest book fair. in 2019, Norway will be the Guest of Honour and Norwegian literature from all genres will be showcased all over Germany throughout the year. NORLA, Norwegian Literature Abroad, promotes Norwegian literary education through active promotional work and support for translation, and is responsible for implementing the Norwegian Guest of Honour project.
Come and hear more about Norwegian literature as seen from the outside!

More information in Norwegian here.

March 15-March 18

Leipzig Book Fair offers meeting with many Norwegian writers and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit

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Between the 15th and 18th of March, no less than thirteen Norwegian authors will take part in the Leipzig Book Fair. Meet the authors and NORLA at the Norwegian stand in Hall 4 C400!
This year Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit will also visit the Leipzig Book Fair, as ambassador for Norwegian literature abroad

See the complete Norwegian program here.

March 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.

March 17-March 21

NORLA goes to Paris

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On March 17-19 the book fair Paris Livre takes place. On March 19 there will be arranged a seminar on theatre, where among others Johan Harstad will participate. On March 20, NORLA arranges a publishers’seminar in cooperation with the Norwegian embassy. Anne Cathrine Straume from Norwegian public broadcasting will talk about Norwegian contemporary literature, and Johan Harsted, Helga Flatland, Simen Ekern and Ylva Østby will present their latest books. Norwegian agents will also be present.

The next day, Wednesday March 21, there will be a seminar for translatos and students at the Sorbonne. The same lecturer and authors will be present, and editor-in-chief Eva Bredin from JC Lattès will join in to talk about how she works together with the translators.

March 26-March 29

NORLA at the Bologna Book Fair

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NORLA is participating at the children’s book fair in Bologna, Italy. This year, for the first time, the Norwegian book industry will be assembled at one large stand at the book fair. Welcome to Hall 21-A51!
Contact us if you wish to arrange a meeting.

See our selected spring titles for children and young adults

March 28

Deadline: Open architectural competition: Norway’s pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019

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The open architectural competition for the design of Norway’s pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019. The competition has been arranged by NORLA, in cooperation with DOGA. The Norwegian Association of National Architects (NAL) are assisting NORLA throughout the competition and will assume the role of competition officer and legal secretary in addition to quality assurance of the competition program itself.

The deadline is 28th of March, at 15:00 (Norwegian time).

March 28-April 02

NORLA's offices are closed for Easter until Tuesday April 3

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NORLA’s offices are closed for Easter as of Wednesday March 28.
We open again Tuesday April 3.

Happy Easter!

April 01

Deadline: Nominate candidates for NORLA’s Translator's Award 2018

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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 2018, the award will be given to a talented young translator of non-fiction as an encouragement towards continued efforts.

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

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 10-April 12

NORLA to the London Book Fair

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NORLA will be attending the London Book Fair at Olympia 10th-12th. April and, as before, we can be found at the Norwegian stand: 6F70.
We look forward to meeting both established and new contacts. Please contact us to book meetings!

April 16-April 29

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 eighth season of our popular programme.

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

April 26-April 29

Norwegian authors to Montreal and book trade event in Canada

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Authors Morten A. Strøksnes, Torkil Damhaug and Heidi Sævareid will be guests at The Nordic Spring Literary Program at the Blue Metropolis Festival in Montreal, Canada. NORLA is also hosting a Norwegian-Canadian literary event on April the 26th, in partnership with the Norwegian Embassy, Livres Canada Books and the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival.

See the complete program here.

Visit the Blue Metropolis Festival’s website.

April 30-May 01

NORLA's offices are closed until May 2

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NORLA’s offices are closed Monday April 30 and Tuesday May 1.
We open again Wednesday May 2.

May 03

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 09-May 10

Johan Harstad and Gunnhild Øyehaug to The Netherlands and Belgium

The second week of May, the two Norwegian authors Johan Harstad and Gunnhild Øyehaug will visit The Netherlands and Belgium.

May 15

Project support for participation in the Frankfurt project’s culture program

Norwegian artists or persons engaged in the cultural sector can now apply to NORLA for project support for participation in the cultural program. The project must have a grounding within Germany.

Read more in Norwegian here.

May 17-May 20

Four Norwegian authors at Crimefest, Bristol

Gunnar Staalesen, Kjell Ola Dahl and Thomas Enger are all known to fans of Nordic Noir. Together with half American, half Norwegian author Alex Dahl, they go to Bristol’s crime fiction convention on May 17 – 20.
Click here for event info.

May 17

NORLA's offices are closed Thursday May 17

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NORLA’s offices are closed Thursday May 17, due to Norway’s Constitution Day.
We wish everyone a Happy 17th of May!

Read more about the Norwegian celebration here and here.

May 29-June 01

NORLA to the New York Rights Fair

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At the end of May the first ever New York Rights Fair will take place. NORLA will be present at a Nordic stand along with with our sister organizations (the NordLit network).
On May 29th NORLA will host a book publishers meeting at the residence of the Norwegian Consul General where three authors of children and young adult literature will present themselves and their books. We look forward to introduce Kari Stai, Agnar Lirhus and Ingunn Thon for American publishers.

Read more about the The International Adult & Children’s Content & Licensing Marketplace here.

May 29-June 03

NORLA’s activities during the Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer

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International publishing seminar
NORLA and The Norwegian Publishers’ Association annually invite foreign publishers to a seminar on Norwegian literature during the Norwegian Festival of Literature. Interest in travelling to Oslo and Lillehammer is increasing; and this year, fiction publishers from France, the Netherlands, Poland and English-speaking countries have been invited. On day one, the publishers will meet Norwegian colleagues in Oslo. The day after, they will visit several of the central Norwegian publishers before catching the train to Lillehammer. In addition to a cultural program, they will also see presentations from a number of current Norwegian fiction writers. The seminar is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Translator seminar

May 30-June 06

Translator seminar / book fair in Kiev and Lviv

Between 30th May and 6th June, NORLA will be in Ukraine together with two of spring’s “New Voices.” At the book fair in Kiev we will participate in several events about literary collaboration, Gudrun Skretting will present his hot new translation to Ukrainian and Øystein Morten will lecture on Norwegian Vikings in the Kiev Empire. After Kiev, we are all traveling on to host a translation seminar in Lviv, where there is an active university environment and many Norwegian translators.
The visit is being organised in cooperation with the Norwegian embassy in Kiev.

June 01

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 05

Translator Workshop, Cluj

Author Lotta Elstad are participating in a translation workshop at the University of Cluj, Romania, where there is an active Norwegian community.

Elstad is one of five writers participating in NORLA’s “New Voices” program this spring.
Read more about her here.

Full information about NORLA’s “New Voices” program can be found here.

June 06-June 08

Lecturers’ Meeting, Kiel

Every year, NORLA contributes to around 30 author and lecturer visits to foreign universities which teach Norwegian. No other country has as many centres of higher education, teaching Norwegian, as Germany. This June in Kiel, all of Germany’s Norwegian lecturers will meet for a large conference. NORLA will be participating in order to inform those present about our commitments in Germany over the next two of years.

June 11-June 15

Norwegian-Finnish Agent Exchange

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The intriguing title Finnish-Norwegian agent exchange is not the name on a novel by Le Carré, but a cooperating project between NORLA and FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange. Norwegian literary agents can apply for a two days stay in Helsinki, where they can meet Finnish publishers who are interested in Norwegian books. Finnish agents can go on a similar trip to Oslo.
The visit in Helsinki will take place on June 11-12, the visit in Oslo on June 14-15.

June 14

Book trade event, Vienna

At June 14, NORLA will host a book trade event at the Norwegian Embassy in Vienna for invited publishers, press and literature contacts. Author Ivo de Figueiredo will present himself and his books. NORLA will inform about Norwegian literature, about the publishing industry and about the Guest of Honour project ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019.

June 20

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

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

Read more about the translation subsidy here.

July 01-July 31

NORLAs offices are closed for summer holidays

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At NORLA our summer holiday begins on Monday, 2 July.
The office will open again on Wednesday, 1 August.

NORLA would like to thank you all for a pleasant collaboration so far this year.

We wish you a wonderful summer – and hope to see you in the autumn!

Looking for books to read this summer?
See a selection of Norwegian books recently published in English here.
Or, if you happen to read Norwegian, you may find reading tips from us at NORLA 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.

August 01

Application deadline: NORLA's Translators hotel autumn 2018

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August 1 is the application deadline for translators of Norwegian literature regarding stays at NORLA’s Translators hotel autumn 2018 (weeks 43-44, i.e. as of Monday October 22nd through Sunday November 4th).

August 01

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

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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 22-August 26

NORLA at the Beijing Book Fair

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We are looking forward to attending the book fair in Beijing also this year. You will find us at stand no. E1.F29.
Please contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.
See also NORLA’s selected titles which we will present for publishers during the fair, in English and Chinese.

August 23

NORLA to attend the Haugesund Film Festival

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Senior Adviser Oliver Møystad has been invited to take part in the seminar Books at Haugesund during The Haugesund Film Festival.
The seminar is designed as a meeting place where the book and film trades will join forces and speak about books that can be transposed from text into film.
Ten Nordic titles will be pitched by their literary agents at the seminar.

August 28-August 29

The fourth batch of authors in NORLA’s talent development program “New Voices” meet for the start of the semester

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On Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th of August, the autumn participants of NORLA’s New Voices program will meet for the first time. Autumn’s New Voices are Linn Strømsborg, Alfred Fidjestøl, Thomas Reinertsen Berg, Ingunn Thon and Monica Isakstuen. The five will receive a good introduction to the international book market and the Frankfurt initiative from NORLA’s director Margit Walsø, and also a look at presentation technique from actor and translator Erik Skuggevik before being thrown into meetings with translators, audiences and publishers across large areas of Europe in the autumn – some will also visit Japan.

September 05-September 07

German bookstores to Norway

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Representatives from 11 German bookstores are coming to Norway at the beginning of September to learn more about Norwegian literature before the Guest of Honour initiative in Frankfurt in 2019.

September 05

Application deadline: We are searching for a German speaking intern

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Would you like to work with literature and be part of Norway’s largest cultural export project ever? Are you well organized and fond of writing?

Read more.

September 06

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 August).

Read more about the translation subsidy here.

September 08-September 09

Nordic Literature Festival in Moscow

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The highly reputed magazine Inostrannaja Literatura (International Literature) is publishing a special issue focussing on Nordic literature, and to mark the occasion, a mini-festival will take place featuring Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Danish writers.

September 13

Publishers’ seminar and public event in Madrid

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On 13 September NORLA and the Norwegian embassy in Madrid will host a seminar for Spanish and Catalan publishers in Madrid. Three Norwegian authors – Erlend Loe, Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold and Thomas Reinertsen Berg will be there to talk about their most recent books.
Norwegian agents will also be present to meet the publishers.

September 15

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.

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.

September 19-September 21

German bookstores to Norway

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Representatives from 11 German bookstores are coming to Norway at the beginning of September to learn more about Norwegian literature before the Guest of Honour initiative in Frankfurt in 2019.

September 27-September 30

NORLA and autumn's five New Voices to the Gothenburg Book Fair

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As usual NORLA will be taking part at the Göteborg Book Fair and we will be available at the International Rights Center, at table number 75.
Contact us if you want to arrange a meeting.

In cooperation with the Book Fair we are hosting this year’s mingle at the International Rights Centre, Thursday September 27, at 17.00-18.00. Meet your publishing colleagues and friends for a glass of wine and a taste of Norwegian literature as NORLA is preparing for the project Norway as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019.
We look forward to seeing you!

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.

October 09-October 14

NORLA and Norwegian events at the Frankfurter Buchmesse

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Norway officially becomes Guest of Honour during the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018. NORLA will, of course, be part of the Norwegian book industry’s exhibition stand in hall 5.0, A53, where we will also present autumn’s selected titles.
There will be several great events with Norwegian authors and also musicians.
We are also very excited that Norway’s Minister of Culture, Trine Skei Grande and State Secretary for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marianne Hagen, will take part in this year’s bookfair.

NORLA will be accompanied by author organisations and Norwegian institutions that want to become more familiar with the Frankfurt Book Fair. And we will also host events for the German booksellers and journalists who have visited Norway earlier this year.

We are looking forward to welcome old and new contacts!
Please contact us if you want to arrange a meeting.

October 15

Application deadline: NORLA’s development programme for new literary voices

NORLA hereby invites the editorial staffs of all publishing houses and literary agents in Norway to nominate candidates for the fifth group of authors in our development program “New Voices”.
The programme forms part of the commitment to Frankfurt 2019, where an important objective is to develop new writers’ voices.
The programme is funded by Talent Norway and The Norwegian Publishers Association, while NORLA is responsible for its implementation.

Read more here.

October 21

NORLA to the Swiss festival Literaturtage Zofingen

Andrine Pollen will take part in the festival Literaturtage Zofingen in Switzerland to present Norway’s Guest of Honour-project at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019.
Georgia is this year’s Guest of Honour in Frankfurt, and also in Zofingen. Read more (in German) here.

October 22-November 04

A new season at NORLA's Translator Hotel

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We look forward to welcoming four new translators of Norwegian literature to NORLA’s translator hotel at the Hotel Bondeheimen in Oslo.
Autumn will be the ninth season of this popular scheme.

October 23-October 24

NORLA and author Torkil Damhaug to Innovation Norway's press events in Zürich and Hamburg

Innovation Norway (Innovasjon Norge) will be hosting events for their press contacts in Zürich October 23 and in Hamburg October 24. Topics on the agenda are literature and culture. Author Torkil Damhaug has been invited to give a talk on Norway as an exciting destination for culture tourists. And NORLA’s Andrine Pollen will present Norway’s Guest of Honour-project ahead of the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019.

November 01

Application deadline: Project support for participation in the literature program for Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

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A prerequisite is that the project applied for must be tied with a German partner, and must take place in Germany in 2019.

Read more.

November 08

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

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

Read more about the translation subsidy here.

November 09-November 13

New and Old Voices to Japan

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NORLA will be hosting several events in Japan, in cooperation with the Norwegian embassy in Tokyo, and the universities of Osaka.
Two participants from our New Voices program, Linn Strømsborg and Monica Isakstuen, will be taking part in addition to translators Anne Lande Peters and NORLA’s co-workers Oliver Møystad and Dina Roll-Hansen. The events in Japan are following up NORLA’s activities in Tokyo in 2016.

November 10-November 16

Eight Norwegian Names at the German Literature Festival "Stadt Land Buch"

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From 10.-16. November 2018 the twenty-seventh Stadt Land Buch Festival will take place in Berlin and Brandenburg. This year’s guest: The Nordic countries!

The eight Norwegian names in this year’s program are (top row, from the left): authors Gard Sveen, Øyvind Torseter, Ylva Østby and Hilde Østby, Ulrik Farestad, (bottom row, from the left): Erling Kagge, architect Reiulf Ramstad and author Ketil Bjørnstad.

Read more about the different events and authors below (in German):

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.

November 28-December 02

Maja Lunde and Alfred Fidjestøl travel with NORLA to the Moscow Book Fair

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This year NORLA is also participating with writers at the ‘Non/fiction’ Book Fair in Moscow.
From NORLA, senior adviser Dina Roll-Hansen will be attending. Contact us if you wish to arrange a meeting with NORLA

December 06

Book trade meeting in Copenhagen

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On Thursday, December 6th, a new book trade meeting for Danish publishers will be held at the Norwegian embassy in Denmark. The focus will this time be on children’s books.

December 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 15 November).

Read more about the translation subsidy 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