NORLA's activities to promote the export of Norwegian literature

December 18 2020-January 04

Holiday hours at NORLA

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At NORLA we will close for the Christmas holiday Thursday afternoon, December 17.
The office will reopen on Monday, January 4.

Read our Director Margit Walsø’s Christmas Greetings here!

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

January 13-January 14

NORLA to meet Nordic colleagues digitally

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NORLA’s staff will be attending a seminar with our Nordic colleagues, January 13-14.
The employees at the Nordic literary offices meet annually. This year the meeting should have taken place in Copenhagen, Denmark, but it will instead be held digitally.

We look forward to exchanging experiences and future plans with our colleagues!

February 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.

February 11

Digital meetings between Norwegian and Canadian publishing houses

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NORLA collaborates with Livres Canada Books in hosting meetings between Norwegian and Canadian acquisition editors:
Thursday Februrary 11 the focus will be on literature for children and young adults.

The meetings are organized in cooperation with the Norwegian embassy in Ottawa.

February 12

Digital meetings between Norwegian and Canadian publishing houses

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NORLA collaborates with Livres Canada Books in hosting meetings between Norwegian and Canadian acquisition editors:
Friday February 12, the focus will be on fiction.

The meetings are organized in cooperation with the Norwegian embassy in Ottawa.

February 23

NORLA once again takes part in the Jaipur Literary Festival!

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JLF claims to be the world’s largest free literature festival, with an overwhelming number of writers, participants and audiences from India and the rest of the world. This year, the entire festival will be arranged digitally. A side program at the literature festival is the industry meeting Jaipur BookMark, where publishers and booksellers from all over India and other countries meet to discuss industry issues, present and sell books, etc. This year, NORLA will lead a panel on children’s literature entitled Imagine: The Child’s World.

February 24

Webinar for translators

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On Wednesday 24 February, NORLA is hosting a webinar for 8 translators from 8 countries on the translation of Ida Lødemel Tvedt’s essay Drafts from the Mariana Trench (original title: Marianegropen). The author will be present.

March 01

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.

March 01

Application deadline: Extended sample translation of Norwegian literature

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Literary agents and publishers in Norway can 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.

Read more here (in Norwegian only).

March 03

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 23-March 25

Spring's first webinars

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We set off our international activites this spring by hosting three webinars for international publishers. Here we will present NORLA’s selected titles and let the participants meet Norwegian literary agents in speed dating sessions.
We look forward to welcoming the participants!

Read more below

March 29-April 06

NORLA's offices are closed for Easter

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NORLA’s offices are closed for Easter as of Monday March 29.
We open again Tuesday April 6.

Wondering what to read during the holidays? See our tips below

Happy Easter!

April 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.

April 13

Digital book trade meeting in France

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Digital book trade meeting with a focus on children’s and young adults’ literature. NORLA’s selected title films will be screened.
Speed dating with Norwegian agents.

Organized in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Paris.

April 15

Save the Date! Digital Fellowship: Lillehammer Rights 2021

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Are you a Nordic publisher, editor, sub-agent or scout who is interested in publishing and working with Norwegian literature?
Then save the dates 26 – 28 May 2021!

April 15

Translator’s webinar in Great Britain

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Translator’s webinar for translators into English, with the presentation of new titles for children and young adults, including screening of NORLA’s selected title films.

Translator Guy Puzey gives a key note speech on translation of literature for children & young adults. Participants will also have a workshop on translating an excerpt from Morten Solheim’s first book Totally Childish (original title: Sykt barnslig) with the author present.

Organized in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London.

April 23

Physical book trade meeting in Iceland

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Physical book trade meeting with screening of NORLA’s selected title films.

Organized by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Reykjavik.

April 28

Digital book trade meeting in Poland

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Digital book trade meeting focusing on non-fiction. NORLA’s selected title films films will be screened.
Speed dating with Norwegian agents.

Organized in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Warsaw.

May 01

Deadline: Nominate candidates for NORLA’s Translator's Award 2021

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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 2021, 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 12

Digital book trade meeting in Great Britain

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Digital book trade meeting focusing on children’s and young adults’ literature. NORLA’s selected title films. will be screened.
Speed dating with Norwegian agents.

Organized in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London.

May 17

NORLA's offices are closed May 17

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NORLA’s offices are closed Monday May 17, due to Norway’s Constitution Day.

We wish everyone a Happy 17th of May!

May 19

Digital book trade meeting in Finland

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Digital book trade meeting focusing on non-fiction. NORLA’s selected title films will be screened.
Speed dating with Norwegian agents.

May 24

NORLA's offices are closed until Tuesday May 25

NORLA’s offices are closed until Tuesday May 25, due to Whitsun holiday.

May 25

Translator's webinar

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Webinar for translators of Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson’s book Tapestries of Life (original title: På naturens skuldre) with the author present.

May 26-May 28

Digital Fellowship: Lillehammer Rights 2021

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Are you a Nordic publisher, editor, sub-agent or scout who is interested in publishing and working with Norwegian literature?

We are still living in a pandemic situation, which makes it difficult for us to invite you to The Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer and the brand new right’s centre: Lillehammer Rights.
Ahead of the deadline April 15, we encouraged you to register your interest for the digital Lillehammer Rights 2021 and save the dates 26-28 May.

If accepted, you will get the opportunity to meet with Norwegian literary agents and NORLA and get a taste of the literary life in Lillehammer!
More information to follow.

Read more about The Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer

May 28

Marie Aubert at Nordic Literature Night during the Leizig Book Fair

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The critically acclaimed Norwegian author Marie Aubert takes part in the event Nordic Literature Night – Nordische Literaturnacht – with four other Nordic authors, during the Leipzig Book Fair.
The event is moderated by Thomas Böhm, and will be streamed on 28 May from 19:00 (CET).

June 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.

June 02

Digital book trade meeting in Greece

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Digital book trade meeting with a focus on Norwegian fiction.
Screening of NORLA’s selected title films.

Organized in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Athens.

June 08

Digital trade meeting in The Netherlands

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Webinar focusing on fiction with screening of NORLA’s selected title films.

Organized in collaboration with translator Paula Stevens and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in den Haag.

June 09-June 10

Webinar for Russian translators

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On June 9, the participating translators meet Siri Pettersen, who will present her authorship. Also on the programme is Alexander K. Lykke, a linguist and Associate Professor at Østfold University College (HiØ). He has been a consultant for Pettersen and also for the TV-series «Beforeigners» (original title: Framvandrerne). The two will take part in a literary conversation about their collaboration.

On June 10, the programme includes lectures and discussions by Russian translators who share their experiences of translating fantasy books. In addition, there will screening of NORLA’s selected title films.

Organized by the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow.

June 14

Application deadline: NORLA's (digital) translator’s pastry shop

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Please note that this brand new service is open to translators from Norwegian only.
Application deadline is Monday June 14th, at 12:00 (Norwegian time).

June 15

Application deadline: Extended sample translation of Norwegian literature

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Literary agents and publishers in Norway can 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.

Read more here (in Norwegian only).

June 15

Digital book trade meeting in Turkey

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Digital book trade meeting and speed-dating with a focus on fiction.
Screening of NORLA’s selected title films.

Organized in collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara.

June 17

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.

June 23

NORLA's (digital) translator’s pastry shop

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We are happy to offer this brand new service!
The translator’s pastry shop will open on Wednesday 23 June, at 15 (Norwegian time) to translators from Norwegian. It will be an informal, hour-long meeting, held once a month on Zoom, where we will eat something nice together that each participant has baked for themselves.

June 28-August 01

NORLAs offices are closed in July for summer holidays

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At NORLA our summer holiday begins on Monday, 28 June.
The office will open again on Monday, 2 August.

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

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 27-August 28

Graphic novel seminar

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On 27 and 28 August, NORLA will hold its first physical seminar after the pandemic!

August 27-August 29

Tarjei Vesaas in Translation

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August 27th-29th the festival Vinjedagane will take place at the Vinje Centre in Telemark, Norway. This years’ program will have a special focus on Vesaas and translations of his work.

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 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.

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 20-October 23

NORLA to attend Frankfurt Book Fair

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NORLA will be present at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse. You may meet us at stand 4.0 B06.
We are very much looking forward to meeting contacts both old and new!

Please contact us should you like to book an appointment.

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 21

Norwegian authors to Switzerland

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Jørn Lier Horst, Hanne Ørstavik, Erik Fosnes Hansen, Erika Fatland and Anders Indset are invited to “Norwegian Day” in Kunsthaus Zürich on Sunday 21 November. The theme for this year’s Norwegian Day is “TIME: past – present – future”.
Read more here (in Norwegian only).

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

Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Norway was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Please visit our website Norway2019.com for information about the project, news and events.

Frankfurt 2019