Manica K. Musil

Manica K. Musil (1974) studied architecture. Her first project, co-authored with Mateja Katrašnik, was nominated for the Plečnik Prize and received the Grand Prix for Best Realisation at the Leonardo International Biennial of Young Architects in Minsk. She co-authored eleven Slovenian postage stamps. Between 2011 and 2022, 15 of her children’s books were published by different Slovenian publishing houses and translated into more than 15 languages. In 2016, her picture book The Naughty Pigs was adapted into a puppet show. She has received numerous awards, including the Best Book Design Award in the Children’s and Young Adult category at the Slovenian Book Fair, several Merits, an Honourable Mention, and two Gold Medals in the 3x3 International Illustration Shows, multiple Special Prizes at BookILL Fest in Novi Sad, Best of the Best Awards at the Hiii Illustration competition in China for three of her picture books, an Honourable Mention at the Global Illustration Award competition, two Best Illustration Awards at the Moscow International Book Fair, several nominations at the Little Haka competition, a Special Merit at the Croatian Biennial of Illustration, and the Glazer Credential.

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