News from NORLA

– It's quite extraordinary

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Last year, NORLA granted over eight million in translation support to 46 different languages. Maria Navarro Skaranger’s Emily Forever was one of the most sought-after titles in 2022.

Open half-day seminar on Ukrainian language and co-translation

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NORLA and the Norwegian Translators’ Association are looking to recruit more translators. Interested parties are invited to join a seminar on Ukrainian literature and co-translation at the House of Literature (Litteraturhuset) in Oslo, on April 13.
The seminar will be live streamed.

Adéla dives into NORLA's archive

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What can Czech translations from Norwegian tell us about political changes in the Eastern Bloc? Adéla Ficová is getting closer to an answer.

Bookstore Buddies - Rustie Baker

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We are pleased to present a new Bookstore Buddy; Rustie Baker is the Assistant Manager at Rossiter Books, an independent chain of three bookshops in Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye and Leominster. We got to know Rustie at the last Cheltenham Networking Breakfast, and now he has kindly agreed to answer a few questions about his bookshop and beyond.

Poem of the Week. 52 poems through the year

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Poem of the Week is back!

In 2019, NORLA launched the project, Poem of the Week, 52 poems throughout the year, in connection with Norway being Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, where modern and older poetry was presented every week to an attentive international audience.
We are now continuing our focus on poetry with a new series, Poem of the Week, which, as it did last time, follows a narrative linked to the seasons. The selection is made by Annette Vonberg.

Get to know our Selected Titles Authors of this Spring

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We are happy to offer insightful interviews with the authors and illustrators of our 24 Selected Titles of the spring.
Get better aquainted with the books and also the people who wrote and illustrated them!

NORLA’s Selected Titles are here!

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We at NORLA are proud and delighted to present our selected titles for the spring:

24 wonderful books which are divided into fiction and non-fiction, for both adults, children and young adults.
See all the selected titles here

Translator of the Month for March - Annika Kupits


Annika is known among Estonia’s youth as “the one who translated the William Wenton books,” thanks to the popularity of the series, which came as quite a surprise for the translator who thought that children’s literature ended with Harry Potter. Her dream has always been to translate “proper” novels, something she hasn’t yet managed to do, as she says. For the last 7 years, Annika has also worked as a librarian, museum curator and interpreter of cultural events for the visually impaired, but the hardest job has been becoming a mother. Right now she is translating Sleeping With the Enemy by Ellen Støkken Dahl, and working as a copywriter for a museum. Her desire is actually to write books herself, but until inspiration strikes, it pays to keep warm by translating other people’s thoughts.

Week 13: Åse-Marie Nesse "The Harps"

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Enjoy a weekly poem by authors from Norway, throughout the year.

Poem of the Week, week 12: Aslaug Vaa "Fragment"

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Enjoy a weekly poem by authors from Norway, throughout the year.

External news

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.

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