Erik Titusson

Erik Titusson was born in 1974 and has been working with children’s literature for many years, in different capacities—in publishing but also as Director of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA), the world’s largest award for children’s literature. In 2011 he founded Lilla Piratförlaget, an independent publisher of high quality literature for children and young adults. Erik  has also served on the board of Swedish IBBY and as jury for the HC Andersen in 2014. Currently, he is a member of the board of the Astrid Lindgren Society as well as the board of Swedish Best Book Design.

Lilla Piratförlaget was founded in 2011 as an independent publisher of high quality literature for children and young adults. Since then, it has published about 40 titles yearly, original as well as in translation. In 2016 Lilla Piratförlaget merged with Gilla Böcker, Sweden’s leading publisher of YA fiction. Today, Gilla Böcker remains our brand for books for teens and young adults. Notable authors published by Gilla Böcker include Jennfier Niven, Jandy Nelson and Johanna Lindbäck. Lilla Piratförlaget’s focus is on original strong storytelling and picture books. One of our notable books in recent years is Stories of the night by Kitty Crowther, now published in 14 languages around the world. We also publish HC Andersen award finalist Ulf Stark as well as Anna Höglund, whose book Being me received the Bologna Ragazzi Award honorary mention. We are also the proud publisher of the best-selling novels by Kristina Ohlsson, topping the charts for the middle grade readers. Our aim is to treat each book individually and never to standardize production details such as format, printing and paper selection, nor marketing. We find this is a creative and fun way to work and hopefully it also shows in the end result—that each book matter to us.  

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