Berbay invited to Barcelona children’s literary and arts festival
Melbourne-based publisher Berbay Publishing has been invited by the Spanish cultural agency Acción Cultural Española to participate in FLIC Professional in March 2018.
FLIC is a youth and children’s literary and arts festival in Spain that aims to promote the best in literature and arts.
The invitation was extended after the Australian publisher won the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year in the Oceania category last year.
Berbay managing director Alexandra Yatomi-Clarke told Books+Publishing she hopes to learn more about the children’s literature scene in Spain and ‘to set up relationships with other like-minded publishing houses and creative talents’.
‘I think to be invited to one of Spain’s premier children and youth literature events says Australian children’s publishing can sit proudly with others at the forefront of world literature. It also says that you don’t have to be a large international publishing house to be recognised for innovative and creative publishing,’ said Yatomi-Clarke.