Here you will find information about the Norwegian book industry, including contact details for publishers, agents, and different industry organisations.

NORLA’s collaborating partners are welcome to download our logo here.

At the bottom of this page, you may download press photos of NORLA’s Director Margit Walsø, and of NORLA’s staff.

Do you want to know more about the Norwegian literary field?
Have a look at our brochure “Information on Norwegian Literature” on the bottom of the page.

Books From Norway
In the autumn of 2017, NORLA launched Books from Norway, a website providing you with information in English about Norwegian literature in all genres: Fiction, Non-fiction and Children and Young Adults’ literature. The website also offers a list of translators of Norwegian literature into numerous languages.
Welcome to Books from Norway!

Covers of Norwegian books in translation
Visit Flickr to see all book covers of Norwegian books translated through translation grants from NORLA or The Nordic Council of Ministers (since 2011).
You will find the covers of all translated books in a specific languague by searching for the relvant tag, for instance English.
And you may find the covers of all translated books by a specific author by searching for the relvant tag, for instance Skomsvold.

Database of Norwegian literature in translation
An extensive database of Norwegian literature in translation is available here.
The database is operated by the National Library of Norway, and has been developed in cooperation with NORLA.

The National Library of Norway is digitizing its entire collection
The digital collection contains material dating from the Middle Ages up to the current day and the digitizing programme started in 2006. It is estimated that it will take 20–30 years for the entire collection to be digitized.
Read more about the project here.
If you have a Norwegian IP-address, you may see the complete digitized collection here.

Norway’s Book Towns
There are two book towns in Norway; in both Fjærland and Tvedestrand books play the leading role! Learn more about the book towns here.

Norway for bookworms: A short travel guide for literature lovers
Do you want to explore Norway from a literary point of view? Check out this travel guide for literature lovers!

A guide to the best bibliophile experiences in Oslo
Read more in this guide to Oslo’s independent bookstores, made by Routes North – The independent guide to Scandinavia.

A selection of novels set in Oslo
Visit Oslo has listed ten rather famous novels taking place in Oslo. See the list here.

Outstanding Norwegian libraries
See Visit Norway’s guide to libraries well worth a visit.

Up-to-date information about events abroad where Norwegian authors and other artists are taking part
This is often disseminated by Norway’s diplomatic missions in the respective countries. Addresses to all of the Norwegian diplomatic missions can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website.

You will find general information about Norway and Norwegian cultural work abroad (in Norwegian) here.

If you have any tips on useful pages, we would very much appreciate hearing from you.

Norwegian publishers:

Please find a presentation of the members of the Norwegian Publishers’ Association here.

Norwegian Literary Agencies:

Cappelen Damm Agency

NO-0055 Oslo
Tel: +47 21 61 65 00

Rights Director: Mrs Ingvild Haugland Blatt – Tel: +47 414 10 647
Rights Manager: Anette Slettbakk Garpestad – Tel: +47 984 82 087
Rights Manager: Marius Hjeldnes – Tel: +47 993 82 950

Gyldendal Agency

Representing foreign rights for: Gyldendal Barn og Ungdom, Gyldendal Litteratur, Kolon Forlag.
P.O. Box 6860 St. Olavs plass
NO-0130 Oslo
Tel: +47 22 03 41 00

Fiction, non-fiction and children/young adults:
Foreign Rights Director Mrs Anne Cathrine Eng – Tel: +47 957 81 640
Literary Agent Mrs Nina Pedersen – Tel: +47 924 47 665
Film &TV rights Mrs Kirsti Kristoffersen
Academic books: Ms Vibeke Høegh-Omdal – Tel: +47 415 53 713
Schoolbooks, textbooks and other educational material: Vegard Østhagen

Hagen Agency

Representing foreign rights for select titles from: Det Norske Samlaget, Kagge Forlag, Humanist Forlag, Mangschou and Spartacus.
Lindemans gate 3 D
NO-0267 Oslo
Tel: +47 93 41 10 56
Mrs Eirin Hagen:

Immaterial Agents

Via Giuseppe Mercalli 36
IT-20122 Milano
Tel: +39 324 807 6828
Mrs Trude Kolaas:

Magikon forlag

Fjellveien 48A
NO-1410 Kolbotn
Tel.: +47 977 50 060
Svein Størksen:

Northern Stories

Arbinsgate 1
0253 Oslo
Ms Astrid Dalaker: – Tel: +47 99 69 19 50
Mr Thomas Mala: – Tel: +47 46 67 61 55

Oslo Literary Agency

Norway’s biggest literary agency, representing authors in the genres of literary fiction, crime and commercial fiction, children’s and YA books and non-fiction.
Oslo Literary Agency was established in 2016, replacing Aschehoug Agency.
P.O. Box 363 Sentrum
NO-0102 Oslo
Tel: + 47 22 40 04 65

Rights Director: Mr Even Råkil – Tel: +47 90 02 44 97
Children/YA: Mrs Evy Tillman – Tel: +47 952 24 408
Fiction: Mrs Annette Orre – Tel: +47 922 53 353
Oktober (fiction): Mr Henrik Francke – Tel: +47 913 53 922
Non-fiction, Crime and Fiction Mrs Inga Semmingsen – Tel: +47 958 06 134

Stilton Literary Agency

Fougners vei 14B
NO-0571 Oslo

Visiting address: Akersveien 25

Mr Hans Petter Bakketeig: – Tel: +47 47 67 47 59
Mrs Leyla Körner Øier: – Tel: +47 91 34 70 57

Universitetsforlaget (academic books/non-fiction):

P. O. Box 508 Sentrum
NO-0105 Oslo


Ms Cecilie Ullstein-Brokner – Tel: +47 46 61 48 56

Winje Agency

Skiensgate 12
NO-3912 Porsgrunn
Tel: + 47 91 84 11 50
Mrs Gina Winje:

More information

For translators of Norwegian literature, we have compiled a selection of tools and information (in Norwegian) which we hope will be useful, here.

You may find information about NORLA’s sister organisations in the Nordic region here.

For information on the Norwegian book industry, please click here.

For further reading on Norwegian literature, also in other languages, please click here.

If you read Norwegian you may enjoy our interview series Translator of the Month.

(Updated: June 2021)

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

Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Norway was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Please visit our website for information about the project, news and events.

Frankfurt 2019