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Andrej Blatnik (foto: Boštjan Pucelj)

Andrej Blatnik

Andrej Blatnik (1963) works as an editor and associate professor of publishing studies at the University of Ljubljana. He has published seventeen books so far, his stories have been translated into numerous languages and published in magazines and anthologies, including Best European Fiction 2010 (Dalkey Archive Press, 2010) and Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short – Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, & Other Short Prose Forms (Persea Books, 2014). He received the Zlata Ptica Award (1984), the Župančič Award (1991), and the Prešeren Fund Award (2002). His novel Spremeni me (Change Me) was among the five finalists for the 2009 Kresnik Award, his collection of essays Neonski pečati (Neon Seals) among the three finalists for the 2006 Rožanc Award, his collection of short stories Ugrizi (Bites) one of the four finalists for the 2019 Novo Mesto Award, and his novel Luknje (Holes) one of four finalists for the 2021 Cankar Award. The Russian translation of his book Saj razumeš? (You Do Understand?) won the 2015 Yugra Prize (Premiya ‘Yugra’) for best book of short prose translated from another Slavic language into Russian. He has participated in numerous literary festivals around the globe, including PEN World Voices in New York City, the Toronto International Festival of Authors, Cosmopolis in Barcelona, and the Jaipur Literary Festival in India.