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Slovenian poets touring Europe


Poets Veronika Dintinjana, Ana Pepelnik, Milan Dekleva and Marjan Strojan will attend a translators' workshop in Belgium's Gent today and on Wednesday. They will also take part in a poetry reading in Belgium on Wednesday and in Amsterdam on Thursday.

The group will be retuning the visits to the Belgian and Dutch poets who visited Slovenia last year for the Days of Poetry and Wine festival.

Meanwhile, Slovenian LGBT literature was presented at the University of Padua by authors Suzana Tratnik, Nataša Sukič, Gašper Malej and Uroš Prah yesterday and today the authors will take part in the Florence Queer Festival.

At the end of October, journalist and author Jela Krečič, the wife of famous philosopher Slavoj Žižek, presented her novel None Like Her in English at the University in Nottingham and took part in a panel debate, featuring Žižek and British philosopher Nigel Warburton, in London on 1 November.

The same publisher that published Krečič's book, Istros Books/Peter Owen Publishers, also released the English version of Panorama, a novel by Slovenian contemporary writer Dušan Šarotar.

Šarotar will present his work in England on Thursday and Friday, while he will attend as a guest author the biggest book fair in South America, FIL, and the Festival of European literature in Guadaljara, Mexico, at the end of the month.

Author Gabriela Babnik attended the European Literature Days, which ran from 3 to 6 November in Spitz an der Donau, Austria.

Dušan Čater will attend the launch of his novel Džehenem (Hell) in Czech and take part in literary evenings in Prague and Brno on 23 and 24 November.

Writer Miha Mazzini will meanwhile present his novel Nemška loterija (German Lottery) in German in Graz, Austria, on 29 November.

The tour of the Slovenian poets and presentations of the authors abroad are a part of international cooperation co-financed by the national Book Agency.


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