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rights catalogue 2019

LIELS UN MAZS is an independent, family-owned publishing house founded in 2004, based in Riga, Latvia. Since the very beginning, our focus has been on publishing contemporary picture books and quality fiction created by the most talented Latvian writers and illustrators.

We publish books to develop children's artistic and literary taste and to enrich their reading experience with other media – music, theatre, animation films, creative workshops, and educational projects.

In 2019, for the second year in a row, we have been shortlisted for the Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the year for Europe and in 2018 we were nominated for the London Book Fair International Excellence Award.

Our authors have won numerous awards including the International Baltic Sea Region Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children's Literature and Book Art. They also have been nominated for the ALMA and the H. Ch. Andersen Award, and many of our books have been included in the IBBY Honour List and White Ravens Catalogue.

In 2014 we successfully launched the sale of rights and now our books have been translated to English, German, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese and other languages.

We also publish a list of thoughtfully selected translations from the best children's authors, among them are Andrus Kivirähk, Piret Raud, Kęstutis Kasparavičius, Barbro Lindgren, Ulf Stark, Sven Nordqvist, Maria Parr, Carll Cneut, Jacques Vriens, Kitty Crowther, Janosch, Claude Ponti, Jose Jorge Letria, Shaun Tan.

/Illustration by Rūta Briede/

Marvellous books: Rights catalogue 2019