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|Mateja Sužnik, Editor in Chief|
The basic mission of Zala Publishing is to bring good books to children early in their childhood. For this purpose, it publishes quality children's literature, including children's picture books, which have been awarded several times abroad, as well as in Slovenia, especially with the, an indicator of really good children's books, also recommended by librarians.
Zala Publishing has so far published works by many renowned, award-winning authors, including Brage Prize winners (Gaute Heivoll, Håkon Øvreås or Øyvind Torseter (Norway), or British authors that won the Carnegie Medal (Siobhan Dowd, Sally Gardner, and others) or Kate Greenaway Medal (Levi Pinfold and many others).
Zala Publishing, for example, also published a Belgian author Isabelle Wery who received the European Union Prize for Literature for the novel Marylin Deboned. It published works by Dutch authors awarded with the Silver Pen Award, for example, Emiel de Wild, or a Dutch author Tonke Dragt, her novel The Letter for the King, a Golden Slate Pencil winner and a winner of the rarely awarded Griffel der Griffels Award, an award for the best book of the past 50 years.
Zala Publishing is the proud recipient of numerousfor both picture books and novels. The translator , for example, who in 2014 translated the book Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd, received a Golden Pear Award in 2015, and in 2016 also an IBBY's Honour Book Award, an award of the International Board on Books for Young People.
Zala Publishing cooperates with many international associations for children's and youth literature, for example with IBBY – International Board on Books for Young People. At its events, for example at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre Bookstore or the Slovene Book Fair, it hosts internationally celebrated children's writers and illustrators, such as Antje Damm or Roddy Doyle. With all its book activities, it is an example of a publishing company, extremely involved in current international literary events.