News from NORLA

News from NORLA

Changes to NORLA staff

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Janicken von der Fehr (top row, left) will continue working 60% as project coordinator as responsible for “Literature: Go Global” (LUV) and also as case handler for sample translations and network subsidies (the latter is applicable for professional stakeholders in Norway only).

Hege Langrusten (top row, middle) has a temporary position at NORLA and is responsible for children’s and young adult literature, and translation support of non-fiction.

The responsibility for non-fiction is shared between Per Øystein Roland (top row, right) and Dina Roll-Hansen (bottom row, left), who also coordinates the New Voices program.

Mette Børja (bottom row, middle) is the contact person for the website Books From Norway.

Oliver Møystad (bottom row, right) is responsible for adult fiction.

Get in touch

See everyone working at NORLA here.

Shen Chang – August’s translator of the Month

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The Chinese book market’s interest in Norwegian books is growing steadily, and this month NORLA participaties at the Beijing International Book Fair for the ninth consecutive year.

Our August translator of the month is Shen Chang, from China. She has recently translated Einar Steen-Nøkleberg’s book Onstage With Grieg, and earlier this summer both she and the author participated in a highly successful promotional trip to Beijing and the music institute Art Service Center for Scholars (ARTS).

We are searching for a German speaking intern

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Would you like to work with literature and be part of Norway’s largest cultural export project ever? Are you well organized and fond of writing?

As an intern at NORLA you will get a foot in the door in the Norwegian literary sphere and useful experience in project management as well as communication and PR. The position is suitable for a student or graduate who is fluent in German and English and is looking to obtain experience.
Working hours are flexible within 3 days a week for a limited period of time during autumn 2018. The place of work is Oslo.

Happy Women in Translation Month!

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Women in Translation, or WIT, is a global collaborative project to help remedy the discrepancy between the amount of works by women published in English translation, and how they are critically received. WITMonth is held held every August, to help promote women writers from around the world who write in languages other than English. Here at NORLA we would like to share our own contribution to WITMonth with you.

Summer Greetings from Margit and Halldór

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The last six months have been filled with activities in connection with the Frankfurt project and NORLA’s core efforts. Publisher and translator seminars, expert visits from curators, and press tours are just some of the things that have taken place over the last few months. We’re looking forward to the autumn! The highlight will be when Norway receives the Guest Scroll from Georgia during the book fair in Frankfurt in October. This will mark the official start of our year as Guest of Honour!

They will design Norway’s pavilion in Frankfurt

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In 2019, Norway will be the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. As Guest of Honour, Norway will have a 2300 m2 indoor pavilion. In January, NORLA, in collaboration with The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DOGA) and The Norwegian Architectural Association (NAL), announced an open plan and design contest for the design of the pavilion. 66 applications were approved for further judgment. The results of the competition have now been released.

An eventful June at NORLA!

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There’s been quite a lot of activity at NORLA over the last month, with many great meetings both at home and abroad! We would like to share some photos and briefly inform you about the various events that have taken place.

Great kickoff for Literature Go Global

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Last week, the seven chosen agencies in the Literature Go Global program had their first group meeting in Innovation Norway’s premises in Oslo – and the atmosphere was fantastic from the very start.

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Sunny festival days in Lillehammer

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From May 28th – June 3rd, the Nordic region’s largest literary festival took place in Lillehammer. During the festival, NORLA arranged a seminar for translators who work with translating fiction from Norwegian into English, French, Dutch and Polish. NORLA also invited several international publishers and scouts to Oslo and Lillehammer (in cooperation with the Publishers’ Association and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Participants came from Great Britain, the United States, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
A group of German journalists and influencers also visited Norway in connection with the festival.

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.

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