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Herkunft: Slovakia

Mila Haugová

The poet and translator Mila Haugová was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1942 and raised in Slovakia. Daughter of a Hungarian mother and Slovakian father, she grew up speaking two languages. Her father, a qualified farmer, was imprisoned as a so-called “class enemy” and consquently the author was prevented from

Michal Hvorecký

The Slovakian writer and journalist Michal Hvorecký was born in 1976 in Bratislava. He studied Art History and semiotics-oriented Aesthetic Theory at the University of Nitra. He was Writer in Residence at the University of Iowa (USA) for a term in 2004, and has spent extended periods abroad in Belgium,

Jozef Banáš

born in 1948 in Bratislava, he worked as a diplomat in Czechoslovakia. After 1992 he was a member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic and head of the permanent delegation to the Council of Europe and in the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO, amongst others. In his documentary novel

Ilma Rakusa

born 1946 in Slovakian Rimavská Sobota, she studied Slavik and Romance languages in Zurich, Paris and St. Petersburg. In 1971 she wrote her dissertation on the theme of loneliness in Russian literature and worked as an assistant at the Slavonic Institute of Universität Zürich. Since 1977 she is assistant professor

Gustáv Murin

born in Bratislava in 1959, has been active in P.E.N. International since 1993 – ten years as a Chair of the Writers in Prison Committee and since 2000 three times elected President of the Slovakian P.E.N. Centre. During his stay at the Oklahoma University with an ArtsLink grant he wrote

Daniel Hevier

Daniel Hevier was born in Bratislava, in the former Czechoslovakia, in 1955, and is considered one of the most popular children’s book authors in Slovakia. He studied Slovakian Studies and Aesthetics at the Komenský University in Bratislava.  Before founding his own publishing house HEVI in 1992, he worked as an