NORLA offers a range of funding schemes, all with an aim of promoting the translation of Norwegian books.

Fortranslators

NORLA has several funding schemes designed to encourage translation of Norwegian fiction and non-fiction books. We also have funding schemes for competency-raising for translators. Read more here.

Foragents and publishers

Agents and publishers working with translations of Norwegian literature can apply for a number of NORLA’s funding schemes. Read more about all our schemes here.

Fororganisers

Organisers of festivals and conferences can apply for funding to invite Norwegian authors and lecturers to their events. This also applies to universities offering instruction in Norwegian language-related subjects. Read more here.

NORLA's activities to promote the export of Norwegian literature

February 01

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.

February 07

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)

March 01

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.

April 01

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.

NORLA selects Norwegian books of current interest for book fairs and literary events.

Selected Titles Autumn 2022

Fiction

Non-fiction

Children and young adults

Fiction

Arvola kniven i ilden
Ingeborg Arvola
The Knife in the Fire - Ruijan rannalla/Songs from the Arctic Ocean

Non-fiction

Dahl i seng med fienden   forside
Ellen Støkken Dahl
Sleeping With the Enemy – Terrifying Tales About Sexually Transmitted Infections

Children and young adults

Dåsnes la skogen leve! 9788203394843
Nora Dåsnes
Save Our Forest!

Books from Norway provides you with English-language information about all genres of Norwegian literature. The information is provided by the rightsholders and NORLA.

booksfromnorway.com

Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Norway was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Please visit our website Norway2019.com for information about the project.

Frankfurt 2019