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

April 13-April 28

jazzahead! in Bremen

Norway is the focus country at the world’s largest jazz fair, jazzahead! in Bremen (April 25-28). Both before and during the fair itself, there will be a wealth of exciting musical and literary events on offer, with a total of 117 (!) musicians and several authors from Norway participating:

Tore Renberg, Gudrun Skretting, Ketil Bjørnstad and Lars Saabye Christensen are all invited to various reading events.
In addition to this, Jan Erik Vold, Eirik Raude, Ellen Bødtker and Trygve Seim will perform the concert “Summer out there” in Sendesaal on April 18th.
On April 24th, Ketil Bjørnstad, Anneli Drecker and Lars Saabye Christensen will perform the latter’s poem in "A Suite of Poems.”

The touring exhibition of Norwegian illustrations is on show, and also on offer is a theatre marathon with stagings of Karl Ove Knausgård’s novels My Struggle 4, 5 and 6.

April 17-April 22

NORLA's offices are closed for Easter until Tuesday April 23

NORLA’s offices are closed for Easter as of Wednesday April 17.
We open again Tuesday April 23.

Happy Easter!

April 25-April 28

Norway is Guest of Honour at the Budapest International Book Fair

And no less than nine Norwegian authors are part of the program!
Hungarian readers will meet Bjørn Berge, Marta Breen, Bjarte Breiteig, Åsmund Eikenes, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Tomas Espedal, Vigdis Hjorth, Klara Hveberg and Karl Ove Knausgård.

See all the Norwegian events here

April 26-April 28

German-Norwegian Literature Festival in Oslo: "On the way to Frankfurt"

On the last weekend in April, there will be no less than 100 writers, translators, journalists and social-commentators – from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Norway – in full swing at Litteraturhuset in Oslo.

For three consecutive days, German literature will be presented via readings, lectures, conversations, close readings, and music. In addition, lines will be drawn between social debates in Norway, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

We are looking forward to an incredibly rich program and to having German journalists at the festival!

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

Selected Titles Spring 2019



Children and young adults


Øyehaug presens maskin
Gunnhild Øyehaug
Present Tense Machine


Skeie hvitekrist
Tore Skeie
The Battle of the North: Ethelred, Cnut and Olaf - Struggle for Supremacy Around the North Sea

Children and young adults

Alaei dette er ikke oss
Neda Alaei
This Isn’t Us

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