Next application deadline will be in winter/early spring 2024 – TBA

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 since been renewed annually, with the exeption of the pandemic years.

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.
In autumn 2022 we welcomed four translators to our thirteenth 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.