News from NORLA
Happy World Kid Lit Month!
September is World Kid Lit Month, an initiative focusing on disseminating literature for young readers written in languages other than English, and books that are available in English translation.
In Norway, we are very proud of our brave literature for children and young adults, and many titles are available in English translation. And we are happy to present a small selection.
Our 2020 reading suggestions:
Meet authors Maria Parr and Gro Dahle
See their interview from last year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse on Power and Taboos in Writing for Children. Moderator is Taran Bjørnstad.
More about Maria Parr’s first book Waffle Hearts.
The book is translated by Guy Puzey and published by Enchanted Lion Books.
More about Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus’ picture book Angry Man.
Read an interesting interview with the author and illustrator – and see spreads from the book – on Letstalkpicturebooks.com.
The book is translated by Tara Chase and published by NorthSouth Books.
Angry Man has also been made into an award-winning film.
Read more about OLLIS.
The book is translated by Siân Mackie and published by Wacky Bee Books.
How Do You Make A Baby?
See the author in an event from last year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse: Honest and Straightforward. Writing for Children. Moderator is Erle Marie Sørheim.
Read more about How Do You Make A Baby?.
The book is translated by Don Bartlett and published by Gecko Press.
See the author and illustrator in an event from last year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse: Tales of Trolls and Adventure. Moderator is Taran Bjørnstad.
Read more about The Hole.
The book is translated into English by Kari Dickson and published by Enchanted Lion Books.
The William Wenton-series
See an interview with Bobbie Peers and Jessica Townsend, author of the popular Nevermoor-series, from the 2019 Norwegian Festival of Literature at Lillehammer. Moderator is author Heidi Sævareid.
Read more about the William Wenton-series.
The books are translated by Tara Chase and published by Walker Books Ltd.
About World Kid Lit Month
World Kid Lit Month is a month to celebrate world literature for kids and teens, especially fiction and nonfiction translated to English from other languages.
In the US, September is National Translation Month. European Day of Languages also falls in late September, and worldwide there is a celebration at the end of the month for International Translation Day.
The #WorldKidLit initiative was co-launched in 2016 by Alexandra Büchler, Lawrence Schimel and M. Lynx Qualey and are now a growing team promoting children’s literature in translation on our various social media channels and by hosting live events.
Read more on how to take part on worldkidlit.wordpress.com
Interested in more Norwegian kidlit available in English?
On NORLA’s Flickr pages you can find the beautiful covers of Norwegian books – in all genres – published in translation with NORLA’s support since 2011. You may find all the covers of Norwegian authors translated into English (all genres, also for adults) here.