For translators

Sample translations for translators

APPLICATION DEADLINES: year-round (no deadline)

Translators abroad and in Norway can apply to NORLA for subsidies for sample translations from Norwegian books of interest.

Please note that per November 1, 2019 our funding for this scheme is granted. Hence, new applications from translators may first be considered as of January 2020.

NORLA’s translators hotel

APPLICATION DEADLINE for stay in May 2020: Expired (was 1 March)

NORLA started in 2014 a pilot scheme for a translators hotel for translators of Norwegian literature. The scheme has been an unconditional success and has been renewed in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Travel grants for translators, agents, publishers and the press

NORLA offers funding for travel to Norway for translators, agents, publishers and members of the press for meetings with Norwegian publishers, agents and authors.

Mentor Scheme


Starting in the spring of 2014, NORLA has the pleasure of being able to offer a special mentor scheme for translators of Norwegian literature.

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