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Mihael Kovač

Miha Kovač is a professor at the Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies at the University of Ljubljana. In his publishing career, he worked as editorial director in the two largest Slovene publishing houses, DZS and Mladinska knjiga and as an editorial director of Slovene edition of National Geographic Magazine. In 1999 he started to lecture in the University of Ljubljana, at the Department for Information and Publishing studies and Library Science. Between 2011 and 2021 he was head of digital development at the biggest Slovene publishing house Mladinska knjiga. He is the author of more than fifty articles and four books on book history, reading and book publishing. His mass market book Read to Breathe was translated to seven languages. His last book Is this a Book?, co-authored with Angus Phillips, was published in Elements series by Cambridge University Press in 2023. In 2023, Miha’s main job was being curator of Slovenia Guest of Honour program at Frankfurt book fair in 2023. He is co-author of Manifesto on Higher Level Reading that was one of the pillars of Slovenian program in Frankfurt.

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This is a long title about something very important – a speech about free speech

When: Tuesday april 5th, 13:00–15:00
Language: English