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Ivo Svetina


Ivo Svetina

Ivo Svetina (1948, Slovenia) is a poet, playwright, essayist and translator. He worked as a dramaturg and Programme Editor at RTV Slovenia and as a dramaturg and Artistic Director at Slovensko mladinsko gledališče (Mladinsko Theatre). He was State Undersecretary at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Director of the National Theatre Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana. Ivo Svetina has been President of the Slovene Writers’ Association since December 2014 till June 2018 and is a member of the Slovene PEN Centre. He has published 20 poetry books, written several plays, children’s stories, as well as essays on poetry, theatre and drama, and received several prizes and honourable mentions for his literary work, including the Zlata Ptica Award, the Prešeren Fund Award, three Slavko Grum Awards, Veronika's Award and Jenko's Award.

Andrej Brvar


Andrej Brvar

ANDREJ BRVAR (1945), poet, writer and editor, graduated in Comparative Literature and Italian Language at the Ljubljana Faculty of Arts. He served as fiction and poetry editor at Obzorja and later at Študentska založba Litera. Since his creative beginnings, he has been close to socially progressive and avant-garde circles. As a member of the 442 group, which brought together well-known Slovenian artists and writers, he thus participated in The Noble Rot of Pupilija Ferkeverk (Žlahtna plesen Pupilije Ferkeverk), directed by Dušan Jovanović in 1969. He was also a member of the famous Maribor five, who co-authored and published Together (Skupaj, 1973), arguing for polycentrism. He has published nine books of poetry: Picture Book (Slikanica, 1969), Who Killed Holofernes (Kdo je ubil Holoferna, 1973), Poems (Pesmi, 1975), Eighteen Poems Plus an Addendum (Osemnajst pesmi plus dodatek, 1979), An Epic Poem on the Creation of a Book of Poetry (Pesnitev o tem, kako je nastajala neka pesniška zbirka, 1981), Epics and Poems (Pesnitve in pesmi, 1990), Afternoon (Popoldan, 1996), Flotsam (Naplavine, 2004) and Material (2013). Brvar has also written three children’s and young adult books: Homework (Domača naloga, 1985), A Little Odyssey (Mala odiseja, 1988) and A Winter Romance (Zimska romanca, 1988), as well as radio plays A Circumstance Turned Flesh (Slučaj, ki je meso postal, performed in 1978–79), A Polished Craw (Glanc na golši, performed in 1984), Watermelon (Lubenica, performed in 1985) and Let the Sky Run Out (Naj se nebo izteče, performed in 1993). Brvar has also won numerous literary prizes, among them the Glazer and Kajuh Awards as well as the Prešeren Fund Award and the full Prešeren Award.

Novica Novaković


Novica Novaković

Novica Novaković, born in 1965 in Ljubljana, where he still lives. Graduated from the Law Faculty in Ljubljana. In 1990 he won an eminent Yugoslav award "Goran" for young poets for his "surrealistic" manuscript, published later on in the same year. Also writes poetry for children, haiku and prose.