Amélie Vrla

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Amélie Vrla is a writer, screenwriter and translator. She was born in Paris, her mother is French and her father is Czech. She lives in Berlin.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Odgovorila je: „Berlin, dušo!”.

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Ana Vučković

Ana Vučković

Ana Vučković (married surname: Denčić) was born in Belgrade on November 16, 1984. She completed her studies of dramatugy and obtained her Master’s degree in filmology at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She works as a Radio Belgrade 2 journalist and a columnist for City Magazine and the nova.rs portal. She has published five books so far Epoha lipsa juče (An Epoch Croaked Yesterday) (2003), Lust ‘n’ Dust (2004), Plišani soliter (A plush tower block) (2007), Surfing Serbia (2012) and Yugoslav (2019). Her short stories were published in the collections Krik! (The Shriek) and Kraljica Lir i njena deca (Queen Lear and Her Children) (2017). Her poems were published in Volume 33 of the Rukopisi (Manuscripts) anthology of poetry from the former Yugoslavia in 2010. She is the recipient of the Elle Style Award for Literature for the year 2020.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Yugoslav, Yugoslav – English edition.

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Marie-Chantale Gariépy

Marie-Chantale Gariépy

Since she won the prestigious award Joseph S. Stauffer about ten years ago, Marie-Chantale Gariépy has published more than eleven titles and contributed to a number of collections. She was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1975. However, she finds different imaginary worlds, musicality and serious topics much more important than geography in her novels. Recently, she has quietly warmed to flash fiction. She is also a literary director, former trapeze artist and mother of two.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: 25 centi.

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Radu Pavel Gheo

Radu Pavel Geo

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Radu Pavel Gheo (RADU Pavel Gheorghiţă, born in 1969 in Oraviţa, Romania) is a Romanian writer, essayist and translator. He finished his studies in Timișoara, for years worked as a teacher, a radio host, a journalist for cultural magazines and a translator. He has published twelve books – novels, short-story collections and essays. He has received a number of Romanian awards and his books have been translated into several languages. He currently lives in Timișoara and works as an editor, translator and a columnist.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Disko Titanik.

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Mikołaj Grynberg

Mikolaj Grinberg

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Mikołaj Grynberg (b. 1966) is a photographer and writer who majored in psychology. He was the leader of the Portrait Workshop of the Polish Photographic Artists Association and his photographs have been exhibited around the world. Grynberg is the author of albums Many Women (2009) and Auschwitz – What Am I Doing Here? (2010), as well as three non-fiction books: Survivors of the 20th CenturyI Accuse Auschwitz and Book of Exodus. His first novel titled Rejwach was shortlisted for Poland’s most prestigious literary award NIKE Literary Prize 2018 (Spanish rights sold to Acantilado, Hebrew to Carmel). For years he has been dealing with the history of Jews in the 20th century, never afraid of tackling the difficult issues. His entire artistic output is characterized by an exceptional perspective of dialogue, always focused on meeting people, opening up to hear their personal stories.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Rusvaj.

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Gail Anderson-Dargatz

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GAIL ANDERSON-DARGATZ’s first novel, The Cure for Death by Lightning, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the UK’s Betty Trask Award, the BC Book Prize for Fiction and the Vancity Book Prize. Her second novel, A Recipe for Bees, was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Spawning Grounds was nominated for the Sunburst Award and the Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award and short-listed for the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction. Her thriller, The Almost Wife, hit the Canadian bestseller lists in 2021. She taught for nearly a decade in the MFA program in creative writing at the University of British Columbia and now mentors writers online. Gail Anderson-Dargatz lives in the Shuswap region of British Columbia.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Lek za smrt od udara munje.

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Jelena Dedeić

Jelena Dedeić

Jelena Dedeić was born in Belgrade in 1975. She graduated from the Department of Serbian Language and Literature with General Linguistics of the Faculty of Philology. She worked as a teacher of the Serbian language in schools, as a lecturer in the editorial offices of the dailies Danas and Biznis, and since 2003 she has also worked as a translator for the Slovenian language. She has translated various business documents, professional textbooks, children’s encyclopedias and scientific publications. She writes short stories at Hilla creative writing workshop. She began her collaboration with Partizanska knjiga with translations of Tomaž Kosmač’s collection of stories Punk is dead, Ana Schnabl’s books Odvezani and Majstorija, and at the beginning of 2022 she published her first novel #evonaprimerja.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: #evonaprimerja.

Petar Denchev

Petar Denčev

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Petar Denchev is a Bulgarian writer and theater director. He graduated in drama directing from NATFA Krastjo Sarafov in 2010, and in 2017 from the master’s program Theater Art. He has received nominations and awards at various competitions for poetry and prose (DevelopmentSvetlostrujVeselin HanchevExtra – Altera). With the novel As a Man He Loves the Woman He Loves, he won the award for the new Bulgarian novel Development in 2007. He later published a collection of stories Stories from the Past (2010, Janet 45) and the novel Silent Sun (2012, Janet 45). He has published stories in Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Slovenian, German and English. He has directed in most major theaters in Bulgaria (Ivan Vazov National Theater, A. Konstantinov Satire Theater, DT S. Bachvarov Varna, DT S. Ognyanov Ruse, DT G. Milev S. Zagora, etc.). He was a playwright at the Stoian Bachvarov Theater in Varna from 2017 to 2018. He has worked on texts by authors such as Edward Albei, Jordi Galseran, Sarah Ruhl, Shakespeare, Mollier, and his latest novel is The Little God of Earthquakes, which was published by Janet 45, a novel that deals with the breakdown of the integrity of life on the trail of lost memories.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Priče u prošlom vremenu.

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Jasna Dimitrijević

Jasna Dimitrijević

Jasna Dimitrijević (1979, Negotin, SFRY) writes short prose and reviews. Some of these get published in regional magazines and anthologies. She has written the short-story collection Prepoznavanja (2015). Works in a bookshop.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Fibonačijev niz.

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Seamus Deane

Seamus Francis Deane (9 February 1940 – 12 May 2021) was an Irish poet, novelist, critic, and intellectual historian. He was noted for his debut novel, Reading in the Dark, which won several literary awards and was nominated for the Booker Prize in 1996.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Čitanje u mraku.

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