Previous activities

April 1 2023

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.

March 27 2023

Deadline: Nominate candidates for NORLA’s Translator's Award 2022 and 2023

NORLA annually hands out an award to a talented emerging translator of Norwegian literature. The award is given for translations directly from Norwegian as an encouragement towards continued efforts.
This year, during our translator’s conference at Kløfta in Norway, we will be handing out TWO awards:

The 2022 award will be given to a translator of non-fiction, and the 2023 award will be given to a translator of fiction.

March 6-March 9 2023

NORLA to the Bologna Book Fair

NORLA is once again looking forward to participating in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy, where the Norwegian book industry will be assembled on one large stand: Hall 30 – B26 – C23.
Contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting.

March 2 2023

Book trade meeting in Lisbon

On March 2, the Norwegian Embassy in Lisbon and NORLA will be holding a book trade meeting for Portuguese publishers and translators to raise awareness of Norwegian literature.
The program includes information about current Norwegian literature and NORLA’s grant schemes as well as a speed-dating session between publishers and translators. Author Nina Lykke will also present her writing.

March 1 2023

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.

March 1 2023

London: Literary event in residence in association with the Crown Prince couple's official visit to Great Britain

Between February 28 and March 2, the Crown Prince couple will be making an official visit to Great Britain. In this regard, NORLA along with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London will be hosting a literary event in residence on Wednesday, March 1, with the authors Lars Mytting, Siri Helle and Karl Ove Knausgård, moderated by bookseller Nic Bottomley.
For invited British booksellers, translators and literary players.

February 14 2023

Tokyo - book trade meeting on graphic novels / children's and young adult literature

NORLA and the Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo will be holding a book trade meeting on Tuesday 14 February.
Here, Japanese editors and scouts will be able to meet Norwegian authors and literary agents, and the Norwegian participants will get the chance to become better acquainted with the Japanese publishing industry.

February 10 2023

Application deadline: Open half-day seminar on Ukrainian language and co-translation, April 13

An open half-day seminar about Ukrainian language and literature, and co-translation. April 13, 2023, at Litteraturhuset in Oslo.
The seminar is organized in collaboration between translators whose native languages are Norwegian and Ukrainian, i.e., between the Association of Literary Translators’ members and NORLA’s network of translators.
More details available here
And information in Norwegian here

Registration deadline: February 10.

February 9 2023

Festival directors from across the world to attend Bergen International Literary Festival

Bergen International Literary Festival have invited festival directors from four different countries to attend this year`s festival. They will be joining the festival program as well as meeting Norwegian authors and industry players to discuss potential collaborations going forward. The invited directors are from Scotland, Nigeria, Ireland, USA/Frankrike. NORLA has contributed with a visitor`s grant through our new grant scheme for international delegates.

February 7 2023

Application deadline: Participate at the Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer

NORLA invites foreign publishers, editors, sub-agents and scouts of Children’s and Young Adults literature to apply for our fellowship program at the Norwegian Festival of Literature in Lillehammer, 23 – 26 May 2023.
You will get introduced to outstanding children’s and young adults authors and illustrators from Norway, get an introduction to Norwegian children’s literature and have meetings with literary agents in the Rights Centre.
The fellowship is partly financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Please read more and apply here

As in previous years, NORLA would also like to invite translators of Norwegian literature to Lillehammer in connection with the Norwegian Festival of Literature. For up to ten participants, NORLA will cover travel expences, board and lodging from Tuesday 23 until Friday 26 May.
The scheme can only be applied for by those who translate directly from Norwegian.
Read more and apply here

Applications deadline: 7 February at 12.00 (CET)

February 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.

January 31 2023

Webinar with Sami and Canadian publishers

On January 31, NORLA in collaboration with Livres Canada Books will be holding a digital seminar for Sámi and Canadian publishers.
The publishers will meet as a group and one-to-one where they will become acquainted, discuss common issues and present current titles.

January 27 2023-February 4 2023

NORLA and Veronica Salinas to the Cairo book fair

NORLA will be attending the Cairo book fair, January 27 – February 4, to become better acquainted with the Arab book market and in preparation of Norway being the guest of honour at the Cairo book fair in 2024.

This year we have picture-book creator Veronica Salinas with us, who will present the Arabic translations of her books at several venues, including the Diwan bookshop on Friday, February 3:

January 19-January 23 2023

Norwegian authors and NORLA in Jaipur, India

NORLA is again participating in the Jaipur Literary Festival, ‘The world’s grandest literary show’!
This is said to be the world’s largest free literary festival, with an overwhelming number of writers, participants and audiences from India and the rest of the world. From Norway, authors Kristin Roskifte and Kjell Ola Dahl are participating.

January 18-January 20 2023

NORLA to meet Nordic colleagues at the Faroe Islands

Representatives from NORLA’s staff will be attending a seminar with our Nordic colleagues – members of the NordLit network – January 18-20.
The employees at the Nordic literary offices meet annually, and this year the meeting will take place in Torshavn, on the Faroe Islands.

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