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Slovenia at Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019

Between 1 and 4 April the Slovenian Book Agency participated at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019. The biggest Slovenian stand in Bologna so far occupied a space of 64m2 and highlighted those Slovenian illustrators, who have been selected for the main Illustrators’ Exhibition in the past years: Andreja Peklar, Maja Kastelic, Peter Škerl, Lila Prap, Alenka Sotler and this year's Ana Zavadlav, who also had a masterclass in the Illustrators' Survival Corner during the fair. Her huge cricket-illustration was the centre of attention and the most photographed part of our stand in the renovated hall 29.


Our partners of the programme in Bologna were: Mladinska knjiga publishing house and Pro Helvetia from Switzerland. Our co-exhibitors were some of the finest Slovenian publishers of children’s and YA literature: Miš publishing house, Sodobnost International, Pivec publishing house and Sanje.



1 Storyteller Špela Frlic, illustrator Ana Zavadlav and the director of the Slovenian Book Agency Renata Zamida at the masterclass in the Illustrators Survival Corner.

2-4 Slovenian stand in hall 29

5 Postcard by Andreja Peklar

6 Postcard by Hana Stupica

7 Postcard by Maja Lubi

8 Postcard by Manica K. Musil

9 Postcard by Marija Prelog

10 Postcard by Polona Kosec

11 The Slovenian Book Agency Team

12 Illustrations by Ana Zavadlav at the Illustrators’ Exhibition

13 The cricket by Ana Zavadlav (from the book by Toon Tellegen The Healing of Cricket, translated into Slovenian by Staša Pavlović)