Touting a record year for Norwegian literature on the world stage, NORLA’s Margit Walsø describes a market and industry unified in their mission: ‘We want our stories to be part of the international dialogue.’
Books from Norway is one of the latest projects from NORLA, designed to support Norwegian publishers and agents in selling foreign rights.
At a book trade event in New York, NORLA presented a selection of Norwegian writers and offered American publishers a closer look at Norway’s literary market.
From Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Australia, the USA, the Netherlands, and Norway, today’s titles include children’s books and an LGBT graphic novel.
With Spain, Slovenia, and Italy all pushing back a year to accommodate the change, Frankfurter Buchmesse announces that Canada will be Guest of Honor at the 2021 book fair.
The new report reveals that NORLA’s goals in its guest of honor program at Frankfurt were achieved, led by record releases in German, major media attention, and more than 100,000 visitors.
With in-person rights meetings on hold during the pandemic, FILI and other Nordic literary organizations guarantee 50-percent translation funding for approved grant applications.
At the 2020 International Publishers Congress in May, seven new research reports will be released on leading issues in global publishing.
Overall visitor numbers were up at the 2019 Frankfurter Buchmesse, where rights trade was brisk and events addressed timely topics including Brexit, feminism, racism, and climate crisis.
‘I believe we will surprise you,’ said Canada FBM2020 president Caroline Fortin, as the Frankfurt Guest of Honor scroll passed to her from NORLA director Margit Walsø.