To Become a Member of Norwegian PEN:

If you are a member of a fiction or nonfiction writer’s organization, the Norwegian Union of Journalists, or a publisher affiliated with The Norwegian Publishers Association, you are eligible for membership in Norwegian PEN. If you are not a member of one of these organizations or are unsure if you qualify, please send us some information about yourself. We encourage anyone who is dependent upon freedom of expression in his/her work to seek membership in Norwegian PEN. When you become a member, you are supporting the international humanitarian effort undertaken daily by Norwegian PEN, International PEN, and PEN centers, writers, and publishers worldwide. Please send us a few lines about yourself along with your application. Applications for membership are considered by the Board of Norwegian PEN, and can be sent to us at or to: Norwegian PEN Wergelandsveien 29 0167, Oslo You can also download an application form that you may send us electronically. The Board meets approximately six times per year. Once you have been approved as a member you will be contacted with your member information and a form for payment of membership dues, currently 450 NOK per year.

Download your application form.