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New pilot scheme: NORLA's Publishers Hotel to open in June

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NORLA is starting up a Publishers Hotel pilot scheme for foreign publishers and editors who are interested in learning more about Norwegian literature and the Norwegian book industry. The scheme is initially intended for non-fiction publishers and editors.
NORLA wants to offer foreign publishers and editors who are interested in the possibility of publishing Norwegian literature the opportunity to come to Norway. We have formed an agreement with a hotel rich in Norwegian traditions, Hotel Bondeheimen, centrally located in downtown Oslo, where publishers and editors can apply for five-day visits in June 2015 (weeks 24 and 25).

NORLA will cover travel expenses and five days at the hotel for a total of four non-fiction publishers/editors, with two publishers/editors taking part in the scheme at a time.

The application deadline for visits in the spring of 2015 has expired. (The deadline was 16 March).

We offer:
- The possibility to make valuable contacts in the Norwegian book industry and with NORLA.
- The possibility to meet Norwegian publishers and Norwegian authors.
- The possibility to learn more about Norwegian literature and the Norwegian book industry.
- Good working conditions (work cubicle at NORLA).
- Central location in Oslo close to publishers and all of the key cultural institutions.

The Publishers Hotel is a pilot scheme. The scheme is initially intended for non-fiction publishers and editors.

NORLA will cover five days at the hotel with breakfast included and a contribution towards travel costs. A limited amount has been also earmarked for publisher/editor-in-residence grants in the amount of NOK 2500. Applications for the publisher/editor-in-residence grants will be assessed on the grounds for the application and available funds.

The application deadline for visits in the spring of 2015 has expired. (The deadline was 16 March).

Read more about NORLA’s successful pilot scheme of Translators Hotel (also at Hotel Bondeheimen) which opened in 2014 here.

The scheme has been renewed also in 2015, and will open its second season for translators of Norwegian literature 27 April.
Read more.