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

October 20-October 23

NORLA to attend Frankfurt Book Fair

NORLA will be present at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse. You may meet us at stand 4.0 B06.
We are very much looking forward to meeting contacts both old and new!

Please contact us should you like to book an appointment.

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 21

Norwegian authors to Switzerland

Jørn Lier Horst, Hanne Ørstavik, Erik Fosnes Hansen, Erika Fatland and Anders Indset are invited to “Norwegian Day” in Kunsthaus Zürich on Sunday 21 November. The theme for this year’s Norwegian Day is “TIME: past – present – future”.
Read more here (in Norwegian only).

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

Selected Titles Autumn 2021



Children and young adults


Rishøi stargate
Ingvild H. Rishøi
Stargate. A Christmas tale


Bjørgaas byens hemmelige liv  9788202653330
Hanna Bjørgaas
The Secret Life of the City. Stories from the urban wilderness

Children and young adults

Grydeland kys mik 9788203365942
Mari Grydeland
Kys Mik

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

Frankfurt 2019