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

September 19-September 21

German bookstores to Norway

Representatives from 11 German bookstores are coming to Norway at the beginning of September to learn more about Norwegian literature before the Guest of Honour initiative in Frankfurt in 2019.

September 27-September 30

NORLA and autumn's five New Voices to the Gothenburg Book Fair

As usual NORLA will be taking part at the Göteborg Book Fair and we will be available at the International Rights Center, at table number 75.
Contact us if you want to arrange a meeting.

In cooperation with the Book Fair we are hosting this year’s mingle at the International Rights Centre, Thursday September 27, at 17.00-18.00. Meet your publishing colleagues and friends for a glass of wine and a taste of Norwegian literature as NORLA is preparing for the project Norway as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019.
We look forward to seeing you!

October 01

Application deadline: Translation subsidy for Norwegian non-fiction

Read more about the translation subsidy for Norwegian non-fiction here.

Foreign publishers may also apply for production subsidies for the publication of Norwegian non-fiction containing a large number of illustrations or with exceptionally demanding technical production requirements.
Read more about the scheme here.

October 09-October 14

NORLA to the Frankfurt Book Fair

Norway officially becomes Guest of Honour during the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018.
NORLA will, of course, be part of the Norwegian book industry’s exhibition stand in hall 5.0, A53, where we will also present autumn’s focus titles.

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

Selected Titles Spring 2018



Children and young adults


Koritzinsky jeg har ennå ikke sett verden
Roskva Koritzinsky
I Have not yet Seen The World


Berg verdensteater hd
Thomas Reinertsen Berg
Theatre of the World

Children and young adults

Mathismoen grønne greier cover
Ole Mathismoen
Green Stuff

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