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 01

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.

April 03-April 11

Easter break in NORLA

We will close for the Easter holidays from Monday, April 3. The office will reopen on Tuesday, April 11.
We wish you all a pleasant holiday!

April 13

Open half-day seminar on Ukrainian language and co-translation

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, there has been a great demand in Norway for Ukrainian language skills as well as knowledge about the country itself. One way of gaining insight into Ukraine’s history, culture and mentality is through fiction. Many Norwegian publishers want to publish fiction by Ukrainian authors, however there is currently a lack of qualified translators of Ukrainian to Norwegian.

April 18-April 20

NORLA at the London Book Fair

Our Senior Adviser Oliver Møystad will be attending this year’s London Book Fair.
Please contact him in advance, should you like to book a meeting.

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

Selected Titles Spring 2023



Children and young adults


Høyer kirgurgen pocket 9788210058219 300dpi
Ida Hegazi Høyer
The Surgeon


40 uker omslag dummy vol 5 0f94711f 75c9 4065 89f8 e277e57d9307
Anna Blix
40 Weeks. A Human Pregnancy and 81 Other Ways to Reproduce

Children and young adults

Miyata jancey miekodanser gyldendal
Mariko Miyata-Jancey
Mieko Dances

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