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 26-December 04

Norwegian authors, agents and NORLA at Féria de Libros in Guadalajara, Mexico

Feria de Libros in Guadalajara, Mexico is the world’s largest Spanish-speaking international book fair. Here, publishers from all over Latin America and Spain meet the international book industry on home soil. The fair is a unique arena for making contacts with publishers in the Spanish-speaking world.
The fair a giant reading party with countless events for a large and enthusiastic audience.

December 03

Norwegian literature in Paris: Seminar for students

On Saturday 3 December, a seminar will be organized for Scandinavian studies students in France. The seminar is organized by NORLA and the Sorbonne University, in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Paris.
The seminar will offer practical and interesting language challenges related to translating literature from Norwegian into French. Hélène Hervieu will lead a workshop on Ingeborg Arvola’s novel The Knife in the Fire, while Jean-Baptiste Coursaud will lead a workshop on Lars Petter Sveen’s book The Art of Stuttering.

In the afternoon, the Musée d’Orsay hosts a Norwegian literary program where the public can meet
Karl Ove Knausgård in conversation with film director Joakim Trier.

The event takes place in connection with the the Musée d’Orsay’s current Munch exhibition, which is organized in cooperation with the Munch Museum in Oslo, the Kode Art Museums and Composer Homes (Bergen), and with the National Museum of Norway, among others.

December 08

New York - Book trade meeting on children's and young adult literature

NORLA and the Norwegian Consulate General in New York are hosting a book trade meeting in the Members Lounge, Center for Fiction, Thursday 8 December 10:30-14:00.
Here American editors and scouts get to meet Norwegian authors and literary agents.

There will be author presentations by:
- Cha Sandmæl: The Eye of the Dragon (original title: Dragens øye) – series
- Hans Jørgen Sandnes: Crypto (original title: Krypto) – series
- Kirsti Kristoffersen: Celebrity Crush (original: Kjendis-crush) – series

The presentations will be followed by speed-dating between Norwegian literary agents and American editors.

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

Selected Titles Autumn 2022



Children and young adults


Arvola kniven i ilden
Ingeborg Arvola
The Knife in the Fire - Ruijan rannalla/Songs from the Arctic Ocean


Dahl i seng med fienden   forside
Ellen Støkken Dahl
Sleeping With the Enemy – Terrifying Tales About Sexually Transmitted Infections

Children and young adults

Dåsnes la skogen leve! 9788203394843
Nora Dåsnes
Save Our Forest!

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.

Frankfurt 2019