Orenda Books translated literature programme

ORENDA BOOKS LTD

Literary translation projects

England

2018

Total project grant (euros)

57,794.75

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

Culture

Funding strand

Literary translation projects

Call number

604574-CREA-1-2018-1-UK-CULT-LIT1

Project date

1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

During 2019 Orenda Books will publish literary-crime authors from Norway, Finland and Iceland, building on the reputation they have established for them in the English-speaking world, and, for the first time in English, a literary author from Norway. 

In 2019 they will publish:

 - Acclaimed Norwegian literary-fiction author Helga Flatland’s A Modern Family, (winner of The 2017 Norwegian Bookseller’s Prize) translated by Rosie Hedger
 - Gunnar Staalesen's fifth book of his Varg Veum series, Wolves at the Door, translated by Don Bartlett
 - Kjell Ola Dahl's standalone The Courier – which won the prestigious Brage and Riverton Prizes in Norway
 - Bestselling crime author, Thomas Enger’s standalone 'new adult' thriller, Inborn, translated by Kari Dickson 
 - A standalone thriller by bestselling Finnish noir writer Antti Tuomainen: Little Siberia, translated by David Hackston
 - Icelandic author Lilja Sigurdardottir's Cage (translated by Quentin Bates), the last in the Reykjavík Noir trilogy.

Around 200 bound proofs are sent out in advance of publication to the press, book trade and festivals, as well as influential readers and booksellers. Most books are available as audiobooks, Ebooks for each title will be published 2-3 months in advance of print books, and every book will also enjoy a month-long blog tour, involving reviews from around 60 bloggers.

All authors will be brought to the UK for gala launches, and book festivals, including Edinburgh, CrimeFest, Newcastle Noir, Aye Write, Bloody Scotland, Granite Noir and the annual Orenda Roadshow, which takes 15 to 16 Orenda authors across the country for a series of bookshop events.

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