For translators

NORLA’s translators hotel

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 and 2019.

This spring (2022), we finally got the pleasure of welcoming to Oslo the translators who were originally granted a stay at NORLA’s translators hotel, in the spring of 2020. Due to the pandemic, their visits had to be postponed.

The translators are invited to apply for two-week stays at Hotell Bondeheimen, which is centrally located in downtown Oslo and close to many central cultural institutions.

Note that the offer is only available for translators who translate directly from Norwegian.

Read more about NORLA’s translators hotel, first season, autumn 2014, here.
More about second season, spring 2015, here.
Read about the third season, autumn 2015, here.
And the fourth season, spring 2016, here.
About the fifth season, autumn 2016, here.
And about the sitxth season, spring 2017, here.
Read about the seventh season, autumn 2017, here.
More about the eighth season, spring 2108, here.
Read about the ninth season, autumn 2018, here.
In spring 2019, we celebrated our anniversary! Meet the translators of the tenth season here.
More about the eleventh season, autumn 2019, here.
In spring 2022 we could – finally! – re-open after the pandemic for our twelfth season.

NORLA’s aim for the scheme is to offer translators:
• Good working conditions and the possibility explore Norwegian literature in depth.
• The opportunity to carry out research/background checks and to meet Norwegian authors.
• The opportunity to form valuable contacts in the Norwegian book industry.
• The opportunity to become better acquainted with the staff of NORLA.

All hotel and travel costs are covered by NORLA, and the translators receive a living grant.
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also contribute towards the scheme.

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