The Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books

The Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books (NBI) was founded in 1979. The NBI develops and disseminates knowledge about literature for children and young people, works to strengthen research in the field, teaches children’s and young adult literature, and runs author training, online studies, dissemination and information activities.

The institute is a meeting place for artistic and academic development and reflection. The NBI is actively used by teachers, librarians, students, researchers, critics, journalists, publishers, authors, and illustrators. We also offer research and reading room space.

The NBI owns a large collection of books that are managed by the National Library of Norway. Research publications and the last 3 years of academic and literary publications are available in the NBI’s reading room. Previous publications are available from the National Library’s archives. Book lending takes place via the National Library’s lending system.

The Authors School of The Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books: Education in creative writing and dissemination is a two year half time education (60 ECTS). Creative Writing, Theory and Text Studies and Literary Dissemination are some of the subjects offered along this program.