Previous activities

July 3-July 31 2023

NORLAs offices are closed in July for summer holidays

At NORLA our summer holiday begins on Monday, 3 July.
The office will open again on Tuesday, 2 August.

July 1-July 31 2023

Authors' Reading Month in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: 31 Norwegian authors taking part

Authors’ Reading Month is a large-scale traveling festival which runs for 31 days from July 1. The project is a collaboration between literature offices in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
This year, 31 Norwegian authors have been invited to participate consecutively in the festival.

The authors will be touring four cities; Brno and Ostrava in the Czech Republic, and Bratislava and Kosice in Slovakia, and will also participate digitally in Lviv, Ukraine.
The authors will appear along with one local author (Czech or Slovak) and travel from city to city.

June 26-June 28 2023

NORLA's translator conference

26-28 June 2023, NORLA is hosting a large-scale conference for translators of literature from Norway, at Lily Country Club, Kløfta.

For the first time, translators who wish to participate in the conference have be invited to apply. The deadline was 28 November and all applicants will receive response in early January.
We will invite 150 translators who will be chosen to reflect the position and dissemination of literature from Norway in the different language markets, and also contribute to the recruitment of new translators of Norwegian literature.

The conference is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Read more in Norwegian here

June 15-June 16 2023

Royal visit at LiteratureXchange in Århus

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja will be travelling to Denmark on an official visit between 15th and 16th of June. During their stay they will be visiting the literature festival LiteratureXchange in Århus.

June 1 2023

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian non-fiction

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.

May 25-May 29 2023

Norwegian participation at the Warsaw Book Fair

To follow up last year’s major commitment towards the Polish book market, NORLA will be attending the Book Fair in Warsaw between 25-29th of May.
Roy Jacobsen and Anneliese Pitz will also be taking part, presenting the Polish translation of their novel The Man Who Loved Siberia.

There will be a Norwegian stand at the fair organised by NORLA. You will find us in Sala Mamurowa in the Cultural Palace on stand 121. Here you will amongst other things find a reading area where we will be reading Norwegian books in Polish translation. There will also be an express Norwegian course for those of you who want to learn some Norwegian.

We invite the audience to participate at our events!

May 24 2023

Opening Conference for Norway as Guest of Honour in Bologna 2026

Norway will be Guest of Honour at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 2026. Please join us for the Opening Conference at the Norwegian Festival of Literature in May.

May 23-May 26 2023

NORLA's activities during the Norwegian Literature Festival in Lillehammer

We are happy to host visits by several international groups during the Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer:

May 17-May 18 2023

NORLA's offices are closed May 17-18

NORLA’s offices are closed Wednesday 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 11 2023

Arabic Translation Seminar in Oslo

As part of the preparation for Norway to be Guest of Honour at the Cairo Book Fair in 2024, NORLA is organising a seminar on Arabic translation on Thursday 11th of May. We are particularly interested in getting across to those who are already translating from Norwegian to Arabic, or those who would like to start. There are already a substantial amount of Norwegian literature in Arabic, but we need more translators!

We encourage everyone who would be interested to please get in touch.

Time: Thursday 11th of May. Talk and workshop from 2 pm to 6.30 pm, followed by dinner.
Place: Fritt Ord’s premises, Uranienborgveien 2.

May 9 2023

Dutch Translation Seminar in den Haag

On Tuesday 9th of May, NORLA and the Norwegian Embassy in den Haag are organising a seminar for dutch publishers on current Norwegian fiction. NORLA’s Selected Titles will be presented by NORLA’s representative and dutch translators, followed by speed-dating with the publishers. The seminar will be concluded with a lunch.

April 27-April 30 2023

Nine Norwegian authors and NORLA to Leipzig Book Fair

Are you going to the book fair in Leipzig this year? If so, you will be able to meet a big team of Norwegian authors, as well as NORLA.
All nine Norwegian authors participating have recently published their book in German:

April 18-April 20 2023

NORLA at the London Book Fair

Our Senior Adviser Oliver Møystad and Dirctor Margit Walsø will be attending this year’s London Book Fair.
Please contact Oliver in advance, should you like to book a meeting. NORLA is present at table G101 in IRC.

April 13 2023

Open half-day seminar on Ukrainian language and co-translation

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, there has been a great demand in Norway for Ukrainian language skills as well as knowledge about the country itself. One way of gaining insight into Ukraine’s history, culture and mentality is through fiction. Many Norwegian publishers want to publish fiction by Ukrainian authors, however there is currently a lack of qualified translators of Ukrainian to Norwegian.

April 3-April 11 2023

Easter break in NORLA

We will close for the Easter holidays from Monday, April 3. The office will reopen on Tuesday, April 11.
We wish you all a pleasant holiday!