Previous activities

May 16-May 17 2016

NORLA's offices are closed for until Wednesday May 18

NORLA’s offices are closed until Wednesday May 18, due to the holidays Whitsunday and Norway’s Constitution Day.

May 14 2016

Norway-day in Moscow

The Scandinavian School and Culture Centre in Moscow holds an annual Norway-Day. On May 14 the author Nina E. Grøntvedt will present her books. And also several other Norwegian books will be presented in different ways, among others the second volume about the popular character "Dustefjerten" (read more), the internationally prizewinning book about the fossile Ida, Nordover – Med Nansen mot Nordpolen, Bli best and Helvetesuka
See the complete program (in Russian) here.

May 12-May 15 2016
Czech Republic

Nordic countries Guest of Honour at Book World Prague

Among Czechs there has long been a high level of interest in Nordic literature. Our grandparents were eager to get their hands on the books of Knut Hamsun, Sigrid Undset and Selma Lagerlöf; they also went to the theatre to see the plays of Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg. The huge popularity of contemporary Nordic literature is due in no small part to the region’s celebrated crime fiction – Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbø and Jussi Adler-Olsen are names known by a great many Czechs today.
The Book World Guest of Honour are in 2016 in frame of the campaign #ReadNordic the Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The aim of the guest of honour is to present current literary in Nordic literature and introduce us books written by authors coming to the fair.

April 29 2016
United States

Karl Ove Knausgård in Chicago

Karl Ove Knausgård will be participating at The Spring Humanities Festival in Chicago, which takes place between April 28 and May 1.
Read more about the event here.

And more about Knausgård here.

The festival is organised by The Chicago Humanities Festival.

(Photo: André Løyning)

April 26 2016

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.

April 20-April 21 2016

Norwegian authors and NORLA to attend book fair in Kiev, Ukraine

Lars. Fr. Svendsen and Vigdis Hjorth will take part in the Arsenal book fair in Kiev, Ukraine 20−21 April to promote the Ukrainian translations of Jørgen + Anne er sant (Totally True Love) and Frihetens filosofi, (The Philosophy of Freedom), respectively. The Norwegian embassy in Kiev and NORLA are responsible for the event, in collaboration with the book fair. Dina Roll-Hansen will take part from NORLA.

April 18 2016-May 1 2016

Fourth season of NORLA’s translators hotel

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 spring four lucky applicants have been awarded two-week stays simultaneously in Oslo at Hotell Bondeheimen. This will be the translators hotel’s fourth season.

The four translators we are happy to give a warm welcome to Oslo are:

Rositsa G. Tsvetanova (Bulgarian)
Sofija Vukovic (Serbian)
Martin Aitken (British)
Olga Drobot (Russian).

Read more about NORLA’s translators hotel and the fantastic feedback from previous guests here.

April 12-April 14 2016
United Kingdom

NORLA to the London Book Fair

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!

See our selected Spring titles here.

And see reading tips from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London here.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule meetings!

April 4-April 7 2016

NORLA at the Bologna Book Fair

NORLA attends the children’s book fair in Bologna, Italy, April 4-7.
Please contact us if you would like to book a meeting at stand 30 C 18!

See our selected titles for Bologna here.

You are also welcome to browse through NORLA’s so called backlists – with books published previous years – sorted by genre here.

See the book covers of Norwegian books for children and young adults published through translation subsidies from NORLA since 2011 on Flickr.

April 1 2016

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction

Read more about the translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction here.

April 1 2016

Deadline: Nominate candidates for NORLA’s Translator's Award 2016

NORLA annually hands out an award to a translator of Norwegian literature. The award is given for translations directly from Norwegian.
In 2016, 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!

Read more.

March 21-March 28 2016

NORLA's offices are closed for Easter until Tuesday March 29

NORLA’s offices are closed for Easter as of Monday March 21. We open again Tuesday March 29.

Curious to learn more about that strange Norwegian tradition of “påskekrim”, i.e. reading/watching crime stories at Easter?
Read more.

If you happen to read Norwegian, you may find our personal tips for Easter reading here.

Happy Easter!

March 18 2016

Translation workshop in Calcutta

NORLA has for some time been cooperating with Seagull School of Publishing about a masterclass/seminar on translation to/from Indian languages. The seminar was originally planned for the autumn 2015, but will now take place March 18.
Norwegian writer Pedro Carmona-Alvarez will participate and work together with the translators on an excerpt from his novel “The Weather changed, Summer came, and so on”, which has been translated from the Norwegian by Diane Oatley. The English text will be used as a basis for translations into Indian languages.

Read a very nice report from the masterclass here.

Read more about the event here.

March 17-March 20 2016

Norwegian authors and NORLA to Leipzig Book Fair

Norwegian authors and NORLA will participate also this year at the Book Fair in Leipzig, Germany. Look forward to meeting the following six authors: Tor Fretheim, Gard Sveen, Tore Rem, Ingvild H. Rishøi, Audhild Solberg and Arne Svingen.
Oliver Møystad will take part from NORLA.

See details for all events with Norwegian authors below and here.

March 9-March 10 2016

Initiative to promote Norwegian literature in Tokyo

In collaboration with the royal Norwegian embassy in Tokyo NORLA is looking forward to presenting a two day programme about Norwegian literature in Japan. The event is designed for Japanese translators and publishers and will have a particular focus on crime fiction and children’s literature.
Participants from Norway are authors Jørn Lier Horst, Mari Kanstad Johnsen, publisher Svein Størksen of Magikon publishing house and translator Anne Lande Peters, as well as Margit Walsø and Dina Roll-Hansen from NORLA.

See selected Norwegian titles that NORLA will present during the event here.

After the seminar, the Norwegian embassy in Tokyo published this article at their website.

See the covers of Norwegian books published in Japanese through translation subsidies from NORLA (since 2011) here.