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

March 21-March 24

A great start for the Guest of Honour Year, at the Leipzig Book Fair 2019

From 21st-24th of March, 19 Norwegian authors and illustrators will be participating in the Leipzig Book Fair. You will be able to meet authors, illustrators and NORLA at the Nordic countries stand in hall 4 (stand C400).
Read more and see the complete program on our Frankfurt 2019-website.

March 29

NORLA to meet Czech publishers in Prague during Scandinavian weeks

March 29, NORLA will meet Czech publishers in Prague during Scandinavian weeks and talk about NORLA, Norwegian literature and Frankfurt 2019.
The meeting takes place in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Prague.

April 01

Deadline: Nominate candidates for NORLA’s Translator's Award 2019

NORLA annually hands out an award to a translator of Norwegian literature. The award is given for translations directly from Norwegian.
In 2019, the award will be given to a talented young translator of fiction as an encouragement towards continued efforts.

We would very much like to hear from you about deserving candidates!

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.

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

Selected Titles Spring 2019



Children and young adults


Øyehaug presens maskin
Gunnhild Øyehaug
Present Tense Machine


Skeie hvitekrist
Tore Skeie
The Battle of the North: Ethelred, Cnut and Olaf - Struggle for Supremacy Around the North Sea

Children and young adults

Alaei dette er ikke oss
Neda Alaei
This Isn’t Us

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