Elvira Navarro

Elvira Navaro

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Elvira Navarro (1978) studied philosophy. She has published the series The City in Winter and The Happy, the novel A Working Woman (translated by Christina MacSweeney) and the novella Los últimos días de Adelaida García Morales (The Last Days of Adelaida García Morales). In Spain her work has been awarded the Premio Jaén de Novela, the Premio Andalucía de la Crítica and the Premio Tormenta for best new author. The short story collection Rabbit Island (also translated by Christina MacSweeney) is her latest publication. In 2010 she was included in Granta’s ‘Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists’ and in 2014 El Cultural chose La trabajadora (A Working Woman) among its ten best novels of the year. In 2019 the cultural supplement Babelia named La isla de los conejos (Rabbit Island) as one of the ten best books of that year. She worked as an editor for the Madrid publishing house Caballo de Troya in 2015. In addition to English, her work has been translated into French, Swedish, Italian and Turkish.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Zečje ostrvo.

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Andrej Nikolaidis

Andrej Nikolaidis

Andrej Nikolaidis was born in Sarajevo in 1974. He has written eighteen books, including the novels SinDolazak and Mađarska rečenica, and the collection of essays Homo Sucker: poetika Apokalipse. His novels have been translated into fifteen languages. He lives in Ulcinj.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Odlazak/Mimezis.

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Veronica D. Niculescu

Veronica D. Niculescu

Veronica D. Niculescu (1968, Romania), writer and translator. She has written the short-story collections Adeb (2004, the Sibiu Association of Romanian Writers award for a debut book), Orchestra portocalie (2008) and Roșu, roșu, catifea (2012, the Tiuk! magazine prize for short fiction ScurTiuk; nominations for the România Cultural radio prize and the National Prize for Literature awarded by the Ziarul de Iași paper) and Hibernalia (2016); the novels Spre văi de jad și sălbăție (2016, the Book of the Year prize awarded by the Sibiu Association of Romanian Writers; nominations for the National Prize for Literature awarded by the Ziarul de Iași paper and for the prize “The Best Book of the Year – Selected by High School Students” at the FILIT festival), O vară cu Isidor (2017), Iarna lui Isidor (2020), Luchian. Ochii, sufletul, mâna (2020), Toți copiii librăresei (2020). She co-wrote Basmul Printesei Repede-Repede with the poet Emil Brumaru (2009) and Cad castane din castani (2014, nominations for the prize awarded by the magazine Observator cultural). She won a competition for HBO screenplays, at the International Transylvanian Film Festival TIFF, with the screenplay for the short film Curierul, based on a short story from her first book. She has translated forty books by Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett, Lewis Carroll, Don DeLillo, Siri Hustvedt, Lydia Davis and others. She won the Antoaneta Ralian translation prize at the Gaudeamus Book Fair in 2016 and the Observator cultural translation prize in 2017.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Ka dolinama žada i pijanog ljulja.

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Mathias Howald

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Mathias Howald was born in 1979 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology and he teaches French and English. He is one of the authors of the group Caractères mobiles, who write texts for readers on commission. He was at a residential stay at Istituto Svizzero in Rome. Hériter du silence, published in French in 2018 by the publishing house Editions d’autre part is his first novel.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Tišina u nasleđe.

Marija Pavlović

Marija Pavlović

Marija Pavlović was born in Leskovac in 1984. She lives and works in Belgrade as a copywriter, e-magazine editor and writer. She’s written the drama A Strange Case of Mrs Jeckyll and Doctor Hyde which has been performed twice at the Cultural Institution Parobrod in Belgrade, as well as the short story collection Everyday Horror Stories (Matica srpska, Novi Sad, 2014), which was short-listed for the prizes Biljana Jovanović and Dušan Vasiljev. Her short stories have been published in collections of the Belgrade association Oxymoron, Zrenjanin’s magazine Ulaznica, and at Zagreb’s Festival of the European Short Story. She’s participated in the regional literary project Writers for the Future, as part of the project Dialogue for the Future, which is the joint initiative of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Nations (UN). She also took part in the short-story festival Kikinda Short in 2016 and its follow-up activities.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: 24.

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Cosmin Perța

Kosmin Perța, poet, prose writer and essayist, was born in 1982 in Maramureș. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology of the University Babeș-Bolyai in Cluj. He continued his literature studies at the University of Bucharest, with a master’s degree in contemporary literature and a doctorate in European fantasy literature. He has published several novels, books of essays, short stories and poetry, and in 2012 he received the “Young Prose Writer of the Year” award. His poetry has been translated into 16 languages, and his novels have been or are being translated in several foreign countries. He works as an assistant professor of literature at Hyperion University in Bucharest.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Žega.

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Jana Radičević

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Jana Radičević, born 1997 in Podgorica. She studied German language and literature at the University of Montenegro. She also studied German studies on universities in Marburg, Germany and Graz, Austria as an exchange student. Currently, she is a master’s student at the University of Würzburg in Germany. She is an active member of the Forum of Young Writers community, whose members have been assembling at the Cultural Information Centre Budo Tomović in Podgorica since 2015. Her first book of poetry ako kažem može postati istina (if said, it can become the truth) was published in 2019 by Partizanska knjiga from Serbia. Her poetry was translated in German, English, French, Macedonian, Albanian, Russian, Slovenian and Greek. She is a youngest holder of the literature scholarship Writer of the City of Graz for 2020/21.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Ako kažem može postati istina, Zona neutralnog pritiska.

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Pascal Rebetez

Pascal Rebetez

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Rebetez was born in the canton of Jura, Switzerland, in 1956. He is a retired journalist and editor and author of about fifteen books.

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Marie Redonnet

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Marie Redonnet was born in 1948. After studying literature (she wrote her thesis on Jean Genet), she taught art and language. She later worked at the French Embassy in Morocco. Since her first novel in 1986, Marie Redonnet has been creating a fascinating body of works which sway between tales and scalpel, always enshrouded in her powerful imagination and questioning the world in which we live. Apart from the short-story collection, she has written both plays and novels.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Silsi.

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Richard Owain Roberts

Richard Owain Roberts

Richard Owain Roberts is the author of All the Places We Lived, his debut story collection. Described as one of Wales’ freshest literary talents, Richard was born on the island of Môn and now lives in Cardiff, capital city of Wales. Richard is represented by Zoe Ross at United Agents. Follow him on Twitter @RichOwainRobs.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Sva mesta na kojima smo živeli, Zdravo druže nedostajao si nam.

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