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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, 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. 

Brane Mozetič


Brane Mozetič, born in 1958 in Ljubljana. Studied literature at the Ljubljana University, one-year additional study at Sorbone. Since 1986 a free-lance cultural worker. Writes poetry, short stories, essays and translates. Workes for the Alpeh Publishing House, V. Bartol Fund, is the editor of the Lambda edition at the Škuc Publishing House and the editor of the Revolver magazine. For years he has been gay activist. 

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