Beletrina Academic Press is one of the most highly esteemed literary imprints in Slovenia - Beletrina imprint, established in 1995. The publishing house has gained its reputation primarily by introducing prominent works of contemporary world and national literature to Slovene readers. Our goal is to set standards for a new publishing philosophy which, in addition to focusing on noncommercial titles and giving priority to inventiveness, freshness and directness, respects authors and invests considerable effort in the promotion of their work.
Beletrina‘s list of contemporary Slovene authors is essential, focused as it is on highly regarded writers who not only attract substantial attention today but promise to flourish for decades to come. Though the imprint emphasizes younger prose writers and poets, many older and established authors have contributed to its richness and diversity. Among others we published: Lojze Kovačič, Goran Vojnović, Miha Mazzini, Dušan Čater, Feri Lainšček, Boris Pahor and others.
So far we translated also many esteemed foreign authors:
Bernardo Atxaga, Roberto Bolano, Maria Barbal, Pascal Bruckner, Ramon Gomez de la Serna, Gesualdo Bufalino, Jaume Cabre, Mia Couto, Čehov, Houellebecq, Dostojevski, Herta Müller, Jonathan Franzen, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Franz Kafka, Bohumil Hrabal, Enrique Vila-Matas, Jesus Moncada, Andrej Stasiuk, Flannery O’Connor, Erik Orsenna, Georges Perec, Sergio Pitol, W.G. Sebald, Zadie Smith, Goncalo Tavares, Miloš Urban, Dubravka Ugrešić, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Marguerite Yourcenar, David Grosmann, Daniel Kehlmann …
We also organize two of Slovenia's largest literary festivals with longest traditions:
- World literatures - Fabula festival took place for the 13th time in February/March 2016 with the following guests: Cees Noteboom, SJON, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Matthias Göritz, Peter Vermeersch, Teofil Pančić, Samira Kentrić, etc.
- Days of Poetry and Wine will take place for 20th time between 24th and 27th August 2016.
In 2014 Days of Poetry and Wine became on of 11 participating festivals in a European poetry platform Versopolis, supported by Creative Europe programme. Beletrina is also the leading partner and coordinator of this project.
Beletrina set up also the first and so far the only Slovene portal for lending and purchasing e-books, called Biblos, which is connected to Slvoene network of libraries and therefore very popular among users.
In additon to everything above we organize more than 100 literary events every year and individual literary tours for Slovene authors.