NORLA awards annually a prize to the value of 20 000 Norwegian kroner to a translator who has contributed significantly to the translation of Norwegian literature into foreign languages, as well as to the promotion of Norwegian literature abroad.
A free stay in Oslo is included in the prize, as the winner may spend three weeks in a flat situated in the House of Literature in Oslo (more information here).
The prize was awarded for the first time in May 2007, and will be awarded every second year to a translator who has made an eminent contribution to Norwegian non-fiction literature, and every second year to a translator of fiction.
The fiction award is granted courtesy of Kristin Brudevoll's Anniversary Fund.
Winners of NORLA's Translator's Award:
2007: John Irons – English (Non-Fiction)
2007: Olga Drobot – Russian (Fiction)
2008: Jelena Ratsjinskaja – Russian (Non-Fiction)
2009: Cristina Gómez Baggethun – Spanish (Fiction)
2010: Loup-Maëlle Besançon – French (Non-Fiction)
2011: Céline Romand-Monnier – French (Fiction)
2012: Hwasue S. Warberg – Korean (Non-Fiction)