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Norwegian authors Nordberg and Teige recently visited in India

2015-01-29
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In January crime fiction specialist Nils Nordberg, author Trude Teige and Oliver Møystad from NORLA all visited India, first to attend the Crime Writers’ Festival in New Delhi, and subsequently the famous Jaipur Literary Festival.

It was the first time a crime fiction festival was arranged in India and it was an unmitigated success! A large and diverse public of active and eager participants attended the different sessions and it was of interest to note that people were particularly interested in how the crime fiction genre can be used to shed light on current social issues. Both Nils Nordberg’s introduction to Nordic crime and Trude Teige’s participation in a panel on sexualised violence were well-received.

Norwegian comic book artists and NORLA to the Angouleme international comics festival, France, 29th of January-1st of February

2015-01-27
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Six Norwegian comic book artists and NORLA will attend the Angouleme international comics festival, France 29 January-1 February.

Read more about the festival here.
And more about the Norwegian participants (in French) here.

Pilot scheme for production subsidies extended to the end of 2015

2015-01-25
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NORLA’s pilot schemed for production subsidies for Norwegian picture books and illustrated non-fiction has been extended to the end of 2015.

German-Norwegian-German translators’ seminar in Berlin, 26-30 January

2015-01-24

A unique seminar called ViceVersa will take place in Berlin at the end of January, where a group of translators working from Norwegian to German will meet with a group working from German to Norwegian in a whole week of in-depth translation work!

NORLA to meet Nordic colleagues January 21st to 24th

2015-01-17
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Parts of NORLA’s staff will be out of office January 21 to 24, while we attend a seminar with our Nordic colleagues.
The employees at the Nordic literary offices meet annually, and this year the meeting will take place in Torshavn, Faroe Islands.

We look forward to exchanging experiences and future plans with our colleagues!

Photo: The Nordic House, Faroe Islands. Photographer: Mette Børja

The long-lists for the Norwegian Book-bloggers' prize 2015 announced

2015-01-16

The longlists for the Norwegian Book-bloggers’ prize 2015 were announced on the 12th of January. The shortlists, made up by three titles in each category, will be presented on the 26th of January. The winners will be announced during the yearly book-blogger’s meeting in September. The nominees and winners are chosen by Norwegian book-bloggers. The main purpose with the award is to shed light on Norwegian literature, and create more interest in Norwegian literature among the book-bloggers.

NORLA’s activities in the 1st quarter 2015

2015-01-14
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This spring, NORLA’s staff look forward to attending several book fairs, events and literary festivals around the world. See detailed list below.
Feel free to contact us to schedule a meeting!

Norwegian authors and NORLA to the Crime Writers festival, New Dehli, 17-18 January

2015-01-14
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The authors Nils Nordberg and Trude Teige will, along with NORLA, attend the Crime Writers festival in New Dehli, India, 17-18 January.
Read more about the festival here.

NORLA will also attend Jaipur BookMark/Jaipur Literature festival in India 19-25 January.
Read more about the festival here.

Translation subsidy - Upcoming application deadlines

2015-01-09

We would like to remind foreign publishing houses that it is possible to apply for translation subsidies from NORLA for the publication of Norwegian books. The forthcoming application deadlines are:

1 April 2015 – for fiction
1 June 2015 – for non-fiction.

Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse introduced for Chinese readers

2014-12-17

For the first time, Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse’s works have been translated into Chinese.
The milestone was marked by the international Jon Fosse festival (Fosse’s Blossoms) in Shanghai in November, staging five of his plays from five different countries – Russia, India, Italy, Iran and China.

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