Finding new voices: children's literature from the Baltics

Finding new voices: children's literature from the Baltics

11 Apr 2018, 10:00 - 11:00

Children's Hub

Each of the Baltic countries has a flourishing children’s book market, previously little known in the UK. This panel discussion explores the publication choices of several UK children’s publishers and introduces the authors / illustrators and the books they have chosen to publish. We will look at the journey to publication and what these books will bring to the UK children’s market.

Programmed by IBBY UK & Firefly Press.



  • Pam Dix




    Pam Dix is the Chair of IBBY UK (international Board of Books for Young People). She has worked as a librarian and a university lecturer. She runs a...

  • Luize Pastore


  • Roger Thorp


    Editorial Director for Art and Children’s Publishing

    Thames & Hudson

    Roger Thorp is Editorial Director for Art and Children’s Publishing at Thames & Hudson. He was previously Publishing Director at Tate, where, among...

  • Aušra Kaziliūnaitė


    Writer and Poet

      Aušra Kaziliūnaitė was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, in 1987. Aušra isa writer, poet,journalist, film researcher, human rights activist, performer,...

  • Penny Thomas



    Firefly Press

    Penny Thomas is the publisher at Wales-based Firefly Press, which she cofounded with Janet Thomas in 2013 to publish quality fiction for 7-19 year...

  • Emma Wright



    Emma Press

    Emma Wright worked in ebook production at Orion Publishing Group before leaving to set up the Emma Press in 2012. She has since published over 50...

  • Ulla Saar


    Children’s Book Illustrator

    Ulla Saar is a children’s book illustrator, product designer, graphic artist and interior designer. She has designed books, illustrated children’s...

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