NBU – Norske Barne- og Ungdomsbokforfattere
Norwegian Writers for Children

Founded in 1947, NBU has 257members. The association organises authors who
write fiction for children and young people.

NBU´s main responsibility is to safeguard the professional and financial interests of
writers of books for children and young people, to defend copyright rights, conclude
agreements that give these writers social and financial security, defend freedom
of speech, protect moral rights and protect writers who become embroiled in work-
related conflicts with the authorities. Writers who are not members of the association
and their heirs are entitled to the professional assistance of the association.

One important task for NBU is to make literature for children and young people visible
to the general public.

NBU concludes agreements with the publishers´ organisations on standard contracts,
agent contracts, cheap edition contracts, and anthology contracts. NBU also has
agreements with book clubs, The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and the
Norwegian Council for Cultural Affairs.

The association is a member of the Nordic Writers´ and Translators´ Council and the
European Writers´ Council.

The administration consists of a secretary and a full time chairperson. To qualify for
membership, an applicant must have written at least two books for children or young
people which maintain an artistic standard. Membership is open to all writers who
reside in Norway, regardless of whether their books are written in Norwegian, Sami
or a foreign language. This also applies to Norwegian nationals living abroad.

The merits of membership applications will be evaluated by the NBU´s Literary
Council, which will make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
For further detail, please contact us.

Norwegian Writers for Children

P.O.Box 261 Sentrum

NO-0103 OSLO

Visiting Address: Rådhusgata 7, Oslo


Phone: (+47) 22 47 85 70
Fax: (+47) 22 42 53 58


To qualify for membership, writers must have written at least two books for children
or young people while residing in Norway. The books shall maintain an artistic
standard, and be judged without prejudice to whether they are written in Norwegian,
Sami or a foreign language. The same criteria apply to Norwegian nationals living

Membership services of NBU:

distributes a tax memo including guidelines on how to fill in tax returns.

endeavours to help members in a difficult financial situation.
arranges at least two meetings for members each year.
offers members over the age of 67 lifetime membership and full membership rights
free of charge.
keeps members informed about current negotiations and other matters important
to the organization.


Ansvarlig redaktør: Taran L. Bjørnstad
Redaktør: Ingelin Røssland

E-post: sekretariat@nbuforfattere.no

Telefon: (+47) 22 47 85 70

Postadresse: Postboks 1898 Vika, 0124 Oslo