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First meeting of the Frankfurt 2019 brainstorming group for children's and young adult literature

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From the left: NORLA's Andrine Pollen, Coordinator Literary Programme Frankfurt 2019, Taran L. Bjørnstad (NBU, Norwegian Writers For Children), Birgitte Eek (NBI, The Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books), Kristin Jobraaten (Ena publishing), Bjørn F. Rørvik, author, Harald Rosenløw Eeg, author and Stian Hole, author and illustrator. Photo: Hege Langrusten

One important aim when Norway is guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2019 will be the promotion and highlighting of Norwegian children’s and YA literature – which is among the best we have to offer!
NORLA has set up a brainstorming group to help us come up with great ideas about what we can and should do to make as much as possible out of the whole event; it will be holding its inaugural meeting today!

The participants are:
Kristin Jobraaten (Ena publishing), Taran L. Bjørnstad (NBU, Norwegian Writers For Children), Birgitte Eek (NBI, The Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books), Harald Rosenløw Eeg, Bjørn F. Rørvik and Stian Hole. Heading the group is NORLA’s Andrine Pollen, Coordinator Literary Programme Frankfurt 2019.

We are looking forward to cooperating with this great group and establishing wonderful ideas for the guest of honour program for children and young adults.

Similar groups for Norwegian non-fiction and fiction will also be starting up during the autumn.