News from NORLA

Two Norwegian novels longlisted for the Dutch 2016 European Literature Prize

The longlist for the prestigious Dutch 2016 European Literature Prize (Europese Literatuurprijs) was recently revealed and there are TWO Norwegian novels on the list:

Lars Mytting’s The Flame Birches
(original title: Svøm med dem som drukner),
translated from the Norwegian by Paula Stevens,

and

Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle. Book six
(original title: Min kamp. Sjette bok),
translated from the Norwegian by Marianne Molenaar.

Congratulations to both the authors and the translators!

The shortlist will be announced June 8.

Read more about the Dutch translation of Mytting’s novel here.

And more about the Dutch translation of Knausgård’s novel here.

Both novels have been published in Dutch through translation subsidies from NORLA.

Other authors on the longlist for the Europese Literatuurprijs 2016 are Michel Houellebecq, Katja Petrowskaja, Patrick Modiano, Kjell Westö, Colm Tóibín, Tommi Kinnunen and more.
See the complete longlist here.