Industry professionals

The Basque book industry represents the official languages of the Basque Country and works to defends the interests of writers, illustrators, translators, publishers, and bookstores and strives to promote and disseminate Basque literature and reading. Below are the most relevant players.


Association of Translators, Correctors and Interpreters of the Basque Language, a non-profit-making association of professionals and those with university degrees in translation.

Euskal Idazleen Elkartea

Association dedicated to defending the rights of Basque-language writers and promoting Basque literature in the Basque Country and abroad.

Euskal Editoreen Elkartea

Organization of Basque-language publishers. Its main objective is to promote and support literature written in Basque.

Galtzagorri Elkartea

This association has two main objectives: to promote reading among children and young people and to publicise and disseminate children’s and young people’s literature in Basque.

Basque PEN

Basque PEN

Basque PEN association works internationally for freedom of expression, linguistic rights and literature. It is the Basque branch of PEN International.


This website created by Susa publishing house gathers reference materials on literature and writers in Basque.

Euskal Irudigileak

Created In 2003, the Association of Professional Illustrators of Euskadi brings together illustrators to advocate for their professional rights and interests.

Gremio de Editores de Euskadi

Professional association created to defend the professional interests of publishers in the Basque Autonomous Community and to promote their books.

Asociación de Escritores de Euskadi

Association created to bring together the greatest number of writers from the Basque Autonomous Community, regardless of their working language. The aim is to combine efforts and knowledge and to contribute to the publication and promotion of literary works.

Cámara del Libro de Euskadi

Non-profit professional association for the representation and management of professional interests in the area of books in the Basque Autonomous Community. The association brings together book shops, distributors, publishers and graphic arts companies specializing in book production.