NORLA offers a range of funding schemes, all with an aim of promoting the translation of Norwegian books.


NORLA has several funding schemes designed to encourage translation of Norwegian fiction and non-fiction books. We also have funding schemes for competency-raising for translators. Read more here.

Foragents and publishers

Agents and publishers working with translations of Norwegian literature can apply for a number of NORLA’s funding schemes. Read more about all our schemes here.


Organisers of festivals and conferences can apply for funding to invite Norwegian authors and lecturers to their events. This also applies to universities offering instruction in Norwegian language-related subjects. Read more here.

NORLA's activities to promote the export of Norwegian literature

November 10-November 16

Eight Norwegian Names at the German Literature Festival "Stadt Land Buch"

From 10.-16. November 2018 the twenty-seventh Stadt Land Buch Festival will take place in Berlin and Brandenburg. This year’s guest: The Nordic countries!

The eight Norwegian names in this year’s program are (top row, from the left): authors Gard Sveen, Øyvind Torseter, Ylva Østby and Hilde Østby, Ulrik Farestad, (bottom row, from the left): Erling Kagge, architect Reiulf Ramstad and author Ketil Bjørnstad.

Read more about the different events and authors below (in German):

November 15

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction

Read more about the translation subsidy for Norwegian fiction here.

Foreign publishers may also apply for production subsidies for children’s and young adult’s picture books by Norwegian authors and illustrators.
Read more about the scheme here.

November 28-December 02

Maja Lunde and Alfred Fidjestøl travel with NORLA to the Moscow Book Fair

This year NORLA is also participating with writers at the ‘Non/fiction’ Book Fair in Moscow.
From NORLA, senior adviser Dina Roll-Hansen will be attending. Contact us if you wish to arrange a meeting with NORLA

December 06

Book trade meeting in Copenhagen

On Thursday, December 6th, a new book trade meeting for Danish publishers will be held at the Norwegian embassy in Denmark. The focus will this time be on children’s books.

NORLA selects Norwegian books of current interest for book fairs and literature events.

Selected Titles Autumn 2018



Children and young adults


Stranger leksikon om lys og mørke hd
Simon Stranger
Keep Saying Their Names


Ytreberg kapp hjertestein hd
Espen Ytreberg
Cape Heartstone: The Story of Nita Kakot Amundsen, Camilla Carpendale and Roald Amundsen

Children and young adults

Lunde snososteren hd
Maja Lunde
The Snow Sister

Books from Norway provides you with information in English about Norwegian literature in all genres. The information is provided by rightsholders and NORLA.