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  • Co-financing books and magazines
  • The public lending right and grants
  • Increasing the accessibility of books
  • Book and magazine portals
  • Promoting electronic publishing
  • Single Price for Books Act

International Cooperation

  • Participating in international book fairs
  • Promotional materials
  • Publishing works by Slovenian authors with foreign publishing houses
  • Artist-in-residence grants abroad
  • International Slovenian literature translation seminar

Reading Promotion in Slovenia

  • Co-financing literary events and the development of reading culture
  • Co-financing bookshop cultural programmes
  • Reading and book promotion campaigns
  • Professional training in the field of books
09. 04. 2018

Slovenia to be Guest of Honour at children's book fair in Italy

Slovenia will be the Guest of Honour at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in 2021. A contract to that effect was signed in Bologna on 25th March by the director of the Slovenian Book Agency, Renata Zamida, and the fair's director, Elena Pasoli.

This signature marks the start of Slovenia's preparations for 2021 appearance at the fair, which will influence the already lively field of Slovenian children's and youth literature in the next years. Renata Zamida on Slovenia's vison and preparations for the Guest of Honour role: »Our presence at the Bologna Book Fair is a natural continuation of our international efforts. We are happy to reach this agreement relatively fast and that the interest was mutual. We wish to create our Bologna programme in cooperation with all stakeholders of the book chain and of the broader cultural sphere, as well as in cooperation with tourism, economy and diplomacy. This is a project on a national level and an opportunity, which doesn't come around twice. Through both large international projects in the next years – there is a guest appearance coming up at the Frankfurt Book Fair a year after Bologna – we at the Slovenian Book Agency most of all wish to bring new enthusiasm and optimism to Slovenian publishers«.

»We are very much looking forward to Slovenia's appearance at the fair with the country being famous for its high-quality tradition of illustration. I know a couple of excellent Slovenian illustrators – this year Andreja Peklar was present at our curated exhibition, there is also the wonderful Alenka Sottler and I'm looking forward to meeting many more«, said Elena Pasoli at the signature of the contract.

This year like every year Slovenia was present with a national stand but also in the frame of some international events and exhibitions. To name just one: Slovenian illustrator ...


13. 03. 2018

More than 20 events with Slovenian authors at this year's Leipzig Book Fair (15-18 March 2018)

The Leipzig Book Fair starts on Thursday, 15 March 2018. We kindly invite all interested literature aficionados to visit events with Slovenian authors at the fair and throughout the city of Leipzig as part of the "Leipzig liest" festival. You can find the Slovenian national stand at the Fair in Hall 4, D503 and fetch the program folder there or download the PDF (in German) here: Slowenien auf der Leipziger Buchmesse 2018.

Among the presented authors with recent book arrivals are Sebastijan Pregelj, Andrej Skubic, Alma M. Karlin’s (1889-1950) biography, Cvetka Lipuš, Anja Golob, Slavoj Žižek, Aleš Šteger and more.

One of the highlights will be the bestowal of the Fabjan Hafner Translation Award for the best translation from Slovenian into German, on Friday at 3 p.m. on the stage of the International Forum (Hall 4, C505). The award winner for 2018 is Johann Strutz for the translation of the novel by Florjan Lipuš, entitled Mirne duše (Seelenruhig, Jung&Jung Verlag, 2017).