Previous activities

December 8 2022
Norway

New York - Book trade meeting on children's and young adult literature

NORLA and the Norwegian Consulate General in New York are hosting a book trade meeting in the Members Lounge, Center for Fiction, Thursday 8 December 10:30-14:00.
Here American editors and scouts get to meet Norwegian authors and literary agents.

There will be author presentations by:
- Cha Sandmæl: The Eye of the Dragon (original title: Dragens øye) – series
- Hans Jørgen Sandnes: Crypto (original title: Krypto) – series
- Kirsti Kristoffersen: Celebrity Crush (original: Kjendis-crush) – series

The presentations will be followed by speed-dating between Norwegian literary agents and American editors.

December 3 2022
Norway

Norwegian literature in Paris: Seminar for students

On Saturday 3 December, a seminar will be organized for Scandinavian studies students in France. The seminar is organized by NORLA and the Sorbonne University, in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Paris.
The seminar will offer practical and interesting language challenges related to translating literature from Norwegian into French. Hélène Hervieu will lead a workshop on Ingeborg Arvola’s novel The Knife in the Fire, while Jean-Baptiste Coursaud will lead a workshop on Lars Petter Sveen’s book The Art of Stuttering.

In the afternoon, the Musée d’Orsay hosts a Norwegian literary program where the public can meet
Karl Ove Knausgård in conversation with film director Joakim Trier.

The event takes place in connection with the the Musée d’Orsay’s current Munch exhibition, which is organized in cooperation with the Munch Museum in Oslo, the Kode Art Museums and Composer Homes (Bergen), and with the National Museum of Norway, among others.

November 26 2022-December 4 2022
Norway

Norwegian authors, agents and NORLA at Féria de Libros in Guadalajara, Mexico

Feria de Libros in Guadalajara, Mexico is the world’s largest Spanish-speaking international book fair. Here, publishers from all over Latin America and Spain meet the international book industry on home soil. The fair is a unique arena for making contacts with publishers in the Spanish-speaking world.
The fair a giant reading party with countless events for a large and enthusiastic audience.

November 23 2022
Norway

Shanghai and Beijing - Book trade meeting

On Wednesday 23 November, the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing and the Consulate General in Shanghai will host a hybrid event for Chinese translators and the publishing trade.

The event includes three Norwegian participants (digitally): Children’s book author Hanne Gjerde Buch, as well as NORLA’s Director, Margit Walsø. In addition, author Erika Fatland will present her non-fiction book Sovietistan, which is available in Chinese translation.
There will also be a presentation of NORLA’s Selected Titles, both for adults and for children’s and young adults. The children’s books will be exhibited at the Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair on the Consulate General’s stand, December 2 – 4.

See our Chinese language presentations of NORLA’s Selected Titles in all genres here

November 17-November 18 2022
Norway

Translation seminar in Milan

17 -18 November, a translation seminar will be held at the University of Milan. Invited participants are Norwegian students from educational institutions in Italy. The topic is Norwegian children’s literature.
Author Marit Kaldhol will participate, and the students will work with texts from her book On a Staircase in the Universe (original title: På ei trapp i universet), which is illustrated by Susanna Kajermo.
The students will work in groups led by translators Eva Valvo and Maria Valeria D’Avino.

The seminar is organized in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Rome.

November 15 2022
Norway

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.

October 27 2022
Norway

Meeting of NORLA’s committee of experts for non-fiction

Meeting of NORLA’s expert committee for non-fiction (for the consideration of applications for translation subsidies with deadline 1 February).

Read more about the translation subsidy here.

October 19-October 23 2022
Norway

NORLA at Frankfurter Buchmesse

NORLA will be present at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse. You are invited to come by and visit us at the Norwegian common stand at 4.0 A82.
We are very much looking forward to meeting contacts both old and new!

Please contact us should you like to book an appointment.

October 7-October 16 2022
Norway

Norwegian program at Cheltenham Literature Festival 7 – 16 October

Cheltenham Literature Festival is the world’s first literature Festival, leading the way in celebrating the written and spoken word, presenting the best new voices alongside literary greats and high-profile speakers.
As part of this this year’s festival program, you can meet eight authors and one illustrator from Norway, as well as translator of Norwegian, Rosie Hedger. NORLA will also be present.

October 1 2022
Norway

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.

September 22-September 24 2022
Norway

NORLA at the Gothenburg Book Fair

NORLA will take part in the Gothenburg Book Fair, September 22 – 24. You will find us in the International Rights Centre, table K02.

Please contact Oliver Møystad if you would like to book a meeting.

Visit the book fair’s website

September 5-September 18 2022
Norway

New season at NORLA’s Translators Hotel

We are looking forward to welcoming four new translators of Norwegian literature to NORLA’s Translators Hotel in Oslo, at Hotell Bondeheimen.
This autumn is the thirteenth season of our popular programme!

Read more about NORLA’s translators hotel and previous guests here.

September 1 2022
Norway

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.

Translators of Norwegian literature may also apply to NORLA for subsidies for sample translations from books of interest. For translators, there are no application deadlines.
Read more (in Norwegian) here.

August 1 2022
Norway

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.

August 1 2022
Norway

Application deadline: NORLA's Translator Hotel

NORLA’s Translator Hotel is for translators from Norwegian only.

Read more in Norwegian