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2023-04-04

Translator of the Month for April - Eva Keckova

April’s translator of the Month is Eva Keckova, who translates from Norwegian into Czech. She has studied Norwegian language and literature at the University of Brno. In her thesis she focused on the Norwegian organization Nansenhjelpen, which also helped Czech refugees during World War II. As part of her research, Eva even managed to trace some of these refugees all the way to Australia.
Eva worked for a while in Norway as an interpreter during the contruction of a tunnel, and thought it was cool. She likes to travel, but as she now has four-year-old twins, she has spent the last few years mainly in the Czech Republic. Eva works as an editor at the publishing house Host, and when she is not reading or translating, she enjoys beeing outdoors.

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2023-04-03

NORLA congratulates the winners of the 2022 Ministry of Culture’s literary prizes for children and young adults!

At the end of March, the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Annette Trettebergstuen, awarded the prestigious Ministry of Culture’s literary prizes for children and young adult literature published in 2022.
A total of NOK 350,000 were awarded in seven different categories for children’s and YA literature; Best Fiction Book, Best Picture Book, Best Non-fiction Book, Best graphic novel/Cartoon, First Book Award, The Illustration Award and The Translation Award.

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2023-04-03

Poem of the Week, week 14: Jon Fosse "Night Psalm"

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

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2023-03-31

– It's quite extraordinary

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.

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2023-03-31

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

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.

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2023-03-27

Poem of the Week, week 13: Åse-Marie Nesse "The Harps"

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2023-03-22

Adéla dives into NORLA's archive

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

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2023-03-20

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

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2023-03-17

Bookstore Buddies - Rustie Baker

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.

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2023-03-13

Poem of the Week, week 11: Hans Børli "March Spring"

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

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2023-03-06

Meet Elin Hansson - Selected Title Author

We are happy to present our selected title author Elin Hansson. She has written Fiddle Fever (original title: Felefeber).
The book is one of NORLA’s Selected Titles of the spring 2023.

Read our interview with Elin here.

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2023-03-06

Meet Herman Flesvig and Erlend Loe - Selected Title Authors

We are happy to present our selected title authors Herman Flesvig and Erlend Loe. They have written Herman – Tales from an undiagnosed childhood (original title: Herman: Historier fra en udiagnostisert oppvekst). The book is illustrated by Bård Sletvold Torkildsen, and it is one of NORLA’s Selected Titles of the spring 2023.

Read our interview with Erlend here.