I regularly do sample translations for Norwegian publishers seeking English-language publishers for new titles. I love this work, which helps me flex my translator’s muscles by exposing me to a wide range of writing styles and keeps me up to date with what’s new in the publishing world. I have a particular soft spot for children’s writing, which often involves entertaining – and challenging – word play.
Where possible, I’ve linked to the publishers’ information about the titles.

Recent adult samples

World History (Verdenshistorie) by Terje Tvedt for Stilton Agency
Tutta (Tutta) by Suzann Pettersen for Cappelen Damm
The Stars Shine at Night (Om natten lyser stjernene) by Robert Steen for Oslo Literary Agency
The Vikings’ Greatest Battles (Vikingenes største slag) by Kim Hjardar for Hagen Agency
Whale Tale (Hvaleventyret) by Andreas Tjernshaugen for Stilton Agency
Northern Seas (Havlandet) by Per Anders Todal for Winje Agency
The Hour of Death (Dødstimen)
 by Jaran Damman for Cappelen Damm
Where it Burns (Der det Brenner) by Benedicte Meyer Kroneberg for Cappelen Damm
A Tale of Terrible Times (Tung tids tale) by Olaug Nilssen for Winje Agency
Fairhair (Hårfagre) by Bjørn Arild Ersland for Winje Agency
Darkroom (Mørkerom) by Mette Karlsvik for Winje Agency
The Almighty (Guden) by Jørgen Jæger for Northern Stories.
Once They Were Wolves (Ein gong var dei ulvar) by Therese Tungen for Northern Stories
Just North of the Church (Like nord for kirka) by Jonny Halberg, for Kolon forlag
Furthermore I Consider That Carthage Must Be Destroyed (For øvrig mener jeg at Karthago bør ødelegges) by Kyrre Andreassen for Copenhagen Literary Agency
Working Hands (Arbeidsnever) by Jan Kristoffer Dale for Kolon forlag

Recent childrens and YA titles
The Animal Book of Records (Dyrenes rekordbok) by Katharina and Linnea vestre for Oslo Literary Agency
Animals that Hide (Dyr som gjemmer seg)
by Line Renslebråten for Hagen Agency
Royalteen
(Halve kongeriket) by Anne Gunn Halvorsen and Randi Fuglehaug for Oslo Literary Agency
The Girl Book (Jenteboka) by Nina Brochmann and Ellen Stokken Dahl for Oslo Literary Agency 
The River (Elven)
by Anna Fiske for Cappelen Damm
The World Said Yes (Verden sa ja) by Kaia Dahle Nyhus
The Handyman (Altmuligmannen) by Øyvind Torseter for Cappelen Damm
The Million Dollar Kindness Competition (Snillionen) by Arnfinn Kolerud for Cappelen Damm
Reynards Reveille-Piggy Post (Reveljen-Griseposten) by Bjørn F. Rørvik for Cappelen Damm
You and Me (Du og jeg) by Synne Lea and Stian Hole for Cappelen Damm
The Dead Can See You (De døde ser deg) by Alexander Løken for Cappelen Damm
Boy and Girl Dig (Gutt og jente graver) by
Hilde Matre Larsen for Cappelen Damm
The Billy Goats Gruff Go to School (Bukkene bruse begynner på skolen) for Cappelen Damm
Boy Girl Play Pretend (Gutt og jente later som) by Hilde Matre Larsen for Cappelen Damm
Brother, Sister (Bror, søster) by Thomas Marco Blatt for Cappelen Damm
Whistle for Tella (Plystre på Tella) by Anna Fiske for Cappelen Damm
Soon You’ll Be Sleeping (Snart sover du) by Haddy Njie for Cappelen Damm