News from NORLA

NORLA’s Publishers Hotel has now opened!

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We’re very pleased to welcome to Oslo the first three guests at NORLA’s publishers hotel (hotel Bondeheimen):
Ronny Augustinus (from the publishing house Marjin Kiri in Indonesia), Irina Gusinskaya (from OOO “Alpina Publisher” in Russia) and Dejan Anicic (from Karpos Books in Serbia).

Norwegian Top 10 under 35

Top 10 under 35

The acclaimed Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet and the Norwegian Festival of Literature has made a decision on who´s the best authors under the age of 35.
The first ‘top 10 under 35’-list was made in 2004, and the chosen authors make up a selection of voices that are still important today.
This time the jury is comprised by associate professor Tonje Vold, authors Jan Kjærstad and Inger Bråtveit, poet and literary critic Espen Stueland and literary critic Bernhard Ellefsen.
The jury states that the list reflects a vital and varied literary culture.
See the list and read the jury’s statement below.

Success for Norwegian literature in Turkey

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NORLA and the Norwegian Embassy in Turkey recently arranged, for the first time, a seminar for translators and publishers in Istanbul!
Read the report by NORLA’s Senior Adviser, Oliver Møystad, below.

Rave reviews for Per Petterson's "I Refuse" in the USA

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Yet again Per Petterson is hailed by American literary critics – this time for his acknowledged novel I Refuse.

Rave reviews for Knausgård’s «My Struggle: Book Four” in the USA

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Author Karl Ove Knausgård is currently touring the US on occation of the launch of volume four of his My Struggle-series. My Struggle: Book Four has so far received excellent reviews and extensive media coverage.
There is great interest for the author in the US: Yesterday more than 1200 people came to Nourse Theathre in San Fransisco to hear Knausgård in a discussion with author and literary critic Daniel Handler.

The book is translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett, and is published in the US by Archipelago Books.
Knausgård’s tour is supported through NORLA’s travel grant, and our Senior Adviser for Non-Fiction, Andrine Pollen, is attending parts of the programme.

Translator of the month for April: Sofija Vuković

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Translators play the most important part in spreading Norwegian literature out into the world. Their work is of crucial importance and in order to shed some light on their work, NORLA has started the interview series “Translator of the month”, where we can get better acquainted with translators of Norwegian and their hard work that makes Norwegian literature available in all the world’s languages.

Ida Hegazi Høyer wins the European Union Prize for Literature 2015 for Norway


We offer our warmest congratulations to Ida Hegazi Høyer on her winning the European Union Prize for Literature 2015 for Norway.
She receives the prize for her novel “Unnskyld” (Forgive Me).
Read more about the novel here .

And you may read an excerpt from “Foregive Me” (and the eleven other prize winners) here.

More about the European Union Prize for Literature here.

And read (in Norwegian) more about Ida Hegazi Høyer here.

Rave review for "One of Us" in The New York Times

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Åsne Seierstad’s book on the terrorist attacks in Oslo and Utøya in 2011 receives rave review in the New York Times.

NORLA Opens the Publishers Hotel in June


At NORLA we are pleased about the positive reception for our new offer for non-fiction publishers from abroad, specifically, the opportunity to apply for a stay of five days in Oslo at the Hotel Bondeheimen, which is also NORLA’s translators hotel.

Another solid year for Norwegian literature export in 2014

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Norwegian literature abroad is doing extremely well, and NORLA is experiencing a large interest in Norwegian literature, judging from the number of applications for translation subsidies from foreign publishers.

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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