Previous activities

November 28-November 29 2015

Elin Grimstad in Delhi

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.

November 25-November 29 2015
Russian Federation

NORLA and Jørn Hurum to attend Moscow Book Fair

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 23-November 26 2015

Tomas Espedal to open Nordic Literature Days in Hamburg

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 23-November 24 2015
Russian Federation

Translator seminar in Archangel

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 19 2015

Jørgen Lorentzen in Belgrade

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 19-November 20 2015

Eivind Tjønneland in Cluj

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

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 11-November 16 2015

NORLA to attend Shanghai Children's Book Fair

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.

October 30 2015-November 1 2015

Hanne Ørstavik in Cyprus

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 8 2015

Kjartan Fløgstad, Gabi Gleichmann and Kirsti Baggethun to Chile

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:

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).

October 23 2015
United States

Inger Wold Lund in New York

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 19-October 21 2015

Atle Næss in Germany

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 14-October 18 2015

NORLA to attend Frankfurt Book Fair

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 8 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.