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Key Figures for NORLA – Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

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The Norwegian collective stand. Photo: Agata Kazmierczak

For NORLA it was a great experience to be back at the Frankfurter Buchmesse last week together with Norwegian publishers and agents. After two years of pandemic, the book fair was back as a dynamic and inspiring meeting place for the international book industry. We (re-)connected with translators, publishers, literary agents, scouts and partners.
Enjoy an overview of NORLA’s activities below.

The Norwegian collective stand
156 m2 in hall 4.0 / A82.
17 exhibitors on the stand, including NORLA.
29 Norwegian publishing houses, literary agents and other organizations were present at the book fair, with more than 70 participants. The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Germany also attended the book fair, and co-hosted the Norwegian Networking Reception.

We had 20 meeting tables on the stand, distributed between the different co-exhibitors. And hundreds of productive meetings took place on the stand.

Program events
NORLA supported the travel of three Norwegian authors to Frankfurt: Marie Aubert, Victoria Kielland and Aslak Nore. They met their international publishers and agents.

On Thursday 20 October, NORLA co-hosted a networking reception at the Norwegian stand together with the Norwegian Embassy. More than 100 people participated.

Translator Hinrich Schmidt-Henkel participated in a program at the newly established Translators Stage: Nothing Happens Without Translators, organized by FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange in co operation with ENLIT – European Network for Literary Translation. Other participants: Tiia Strandén, FILI, Ainhoa Sánchez Mateo, Acción Cultural Espanola, and Irine Gogoshvili, Writer´s House Georgia.

NORLA participated in the annual general assembly for ENLIT on Thursday 20 October, where Icelandic Literature Center was elected as member.

Read more about the 2022 Book Fair in numbers in Publishing Perspectives

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

Frankfurt 2019