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This section of the catalogue comprises books published in languages other than English that are not currently in print in anglophone territories.

Bestiarium Groenlandica
Maria Bach Kreutzmann (editor)
(Denmark: Arnold Busck, @arnoldbusck, 2018; Greenland: Milik Publishing, Facebook, 2018)

The world of Greenlandic mythology is inhabited by a motley crew of dangerous, cheeky and fantastical creatures that have played a vital role in Inuit beliefs and stories throughout the ages. This book is a collection of what is generally known about these diverse creatures, spirits and animals and a description of their appearance and features. You will also find a brief history of Greenland and the shaman tradition, with illustrations by contemporary Greenlandic and Nordic artists.

Denmark: Arnold Busck
Greenland: Milik Publishing

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Milik Publishing at the London Book Fair

Milik Publishing is situated in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. It is owned and run by publisher, Lene Therkildsen, who enjoys an excellent working relationship with a number of writers, artists, translators, graphic designers, printers, and so on. Milik was founded in 2003, since when it has grown and prospered so that, today, you can see their books in both stores and classrooms all over Greenland. Many of their books are also available in Denmark.

Milik’s books are for children, young people and adults, and cover a wide range of genres and topics; from books about Greenlandic culture and history, to photo books, comics, song books, therapy books, abc’s and poetry. What matters to us, is that our books move the reader, that they make a difference – and that they display good design and quality. Milik wants to contribute to literature and the love of reading. To read is a way to improve our understanding of ourselves, the people around us and of the world

Maria Bach Kreutzmann is an author, illustrator and project manager with Glaciem House. Bestiarium Groenlandica is a handbook of mythological creatures native to Greenland, with conceptual art by Greenlandic, Danish and Icelandic artists (Carina Løvgreen, Jonatan Brüsch, Agust Kristinsson, Coco Apunnguaq Lynge, Christian Fleischer Rex, Maja-Lisa Kehlet and Martin Brandt Hansen), as well as a forward by renowned historian and curator, Ujammiugaq Engell. Additional research was conducted by Qivioq Nivi Løvstrøm and Robin Hillestrøm.

Foreign rights are available for this title in all territories where the book is not currently published. For further information and resources please contact Milik Publishing via email at: