The Slovenia Times


Drago Jančar, the internationally acclaimed Slovenian author, won the Prozart Award at the 11th international literary festival Pro-Za Balkan in Skopje, North Macedonia.

The jury described him as an author with a sharp sense for modern narration and the skill to write original fiction in the
The hayrack, a free-standing vertical drying rack that is considered an essential part of Slovenian tradition but it has come to increasingly serve as a stand for advertising posters. The phenomenon is explored by artist Danilo Milovanović at an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ljubl
Tejswini Narayan Sonawane, an artist based in Solapur, India, has won the Grand Prize of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts for her woodcuts on cloth from the series Femininity (2015) and A Migrant (2017).
Sonawane was honoured at the opening of the biennale on 15 September along with Scho

The publishing arm of the public broadcaster RTV Slovenija has released a German audiobook of poems by Slovenian national bard France Prešeren in the run-up to Slovenia's being featured as the guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October. The audiobook is narrated by German actor Urs Remo
A cultural route that brings into the limelight the outstanding life stories and works of women writers and poets from the Slavic world has officially accepted the certificate recognising it as the first Council of Europe Cultural Route based in Slovenia.

The Women Writers Route showcases early
Sašo Hribar, an award-winning satirist and the bane of Slovenian politicians, died aged 63 just hours after finishing recording his weekly satirical radio show on 8 September.
Radio Ga-Ga, on the air on national public radio since 1989, featured Hribar and later an ever expanding and changing cast
Riders, Dominik Mence's road movie about a couple of small-town friends who embark on a journey of personal discovery with two mopeds, is Slovenia's nominee for the foreign language Oscar.
The film premiered to critical acclaim at the Sarajevo Film Festival last year and picked up a nomination for
Metelkova mesto, an autonomous social centre that sprung up at the location of a former Yugoslav army barracks in Ljubljana, is celebrating its 30th birthday these days. A diverse programme is under way to mark 10 September 1993, when about 200 people squatted a part of the complex slated for demo
The Valvasor Library in Krško in eastern Slovenia was one of the four finalists shortlisted for the Public Library of the Year Award given out at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 2023.
The Krško library, which is lo
Almost every village and hill in Slovenia boasts a church or at least a wayside shrine. There are nearly 2,700 churches and chapels in the country, although the exact number is difficult to determine.

According to ethnologist Silvester Gaberšček, there are more than 2,900 churches or buildings an
The western town of Nova Gorica hosted bobbin and needle lace-makers from 26 countries for the World Lace Congress over the past weekend. This is the second time that Slovenia, a country with a long tradition of the craft, hosted this largest global event celebrating lace.
Featuring workshops, lect
Radovljica, a town in the north-west of the country, will host the 41st iteration of its signature early music festival from 5 to 22 August. The programme features new music set to 12th century poetry as well as music from later centuries performed on periodic instruments.
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