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Maja Novak

Maja Novak, born 1960 in Ljubljana, Slovenian writer, translator and publicist. After graduating in law at University of Ljubljana in 1986, and apprenticeship in Slovenian parliament, she started translating and writing. After 1990, she worked as a business secretary at building site in Jordania and as a journalist at Slovenec newspaper. From 1995 to 2005 she had a status of a free-lance artist, since then working as a translator from the field of literature and humanities from French (G. Leroux, E.-E. Schmidt), form Italian (A. Baricco, S. Tamaro, U. Eco, etc.), Serbian and Croatian (R. Šerbedžija, V. Arsenijević, I. Simić Bodrožić, etc.) and English (i.e. R. Dawkins, N. Gaiman, C. Keegan, J. Mcgahern, J. Egan), and publicist for Global magazine and columnist at Mladina magazine.

Photo by Tihomir Pintar, 2011

Maja Novak published novels Izza kongresa ali Umor v teritorialnih vodah (From Behind of the Congres, or A Murder in Teritorial Waters, 1993), Zarka (1994), Cimre (Flatmates, 1995, 2003), Karfanum ali as killed (Karfanaum, or as killed, 1998, 2000, 2004) and Mačja kuga (Cat plague, 2000, 2002, 2011), short stories collection Zverjad (Wild beasts, 1996, 2011) and books for children and youngsters: novels Kufajn, Kufina in kamela Bombla ali Pravljica za Saro (Howgreat, Hownice, and a Camel Wilbe, 1995) and Vile za vsakdanjo rabo (Fairies for everyday use, 1998), short stories collection Male živali iz velikih mest (Small Animals from Big Cities, 1999) and children poetry collection Ura zoologije (A Zoology Lesson, 2003). Nominated for several national literary awards (kresnik, večernica), in 1997 awarded Prešeren’s Fund Award. Her short stories are included in several Slovenian and foreign anthologies, her novels are translated into Finnish, Serbian, English, and Polish language. In 2013, Polish translation of Karfanaum, or As Killed was published (translated by Wojciech Domachowski).

Literary association IA

Authors

Agnieszka Będkowska-Kopczyk
Agnieszka Żuchowska-Arendt
Alenka Jovanovski
Alenka Koderman
Alja Adam
Amir Talić
Andraž Polič
Andrea Brady
Andrej Hočevar
Anja Sredić
Anupama Amaran
Barbara Korun
Barbara Pogačnik
Barbara Siegel Carlson
Bojan Brecelj
Catherine Phil MacCarthy
Ciaran O'Driscoll
Cristina Viti
Darija Žilić
David Brooks
Dejan Koban
Dinko Telećan
Dražen Katunarić
Emilio Coco
Esa Hirvonen
Fiona Sampson
Francisco Larios
Gašper Malej
Gašper Torkar
Glorjana Veber
Goran Janković
Goran Č. Potočnik
Goro Takano
Gregor Podlogar
Hana Kovač
Henning H. Bergsvåg
Hiroshi Hasebe
Christophe Lamiot Enos
Ineke Holzhaus
Irena Šťastná
Isabella Panfido
Ivan Landžev
Iztok Osojnik
Jacek Lenkiewicz
Jan Kuhlbrodt
Ján Gavura
Jana Šnytová
Jani Kovačič
Johanna Venho
John Davies
John O'Donoghue
Jonáš Hájek
Jouni Inkala
Kelly Lenox
Knute Skinner
Kristina Hočevar
Ksenija Premur
Ksenija Jus - Xenia
Lenka Krajnc
Maciej Melecki
Maja Novak
Marcin Warmuz
Maria Jastrzebska
Marianna Kurtto
Marjan Strojan
Mark Whelan
Marta Podgórnik
Martina Komárková
Martina Hefter
Matej Krajnc
Michał Kopczyk
Michele Obit
Milan Jesih
Miroslava Gavurová
Muanis Sinanović
Paddy Bushe
Pamela Uschuk
Paul Polansky
Pauliina Haasjoki
Petra Kolmančič
Primož Čučnik
Radharani Pernarčič
Roberto Nassi
Robin Parmar
Simona Popescu
Slavo Šerc
Srečko Kosovel
Stephen Watts
Špela Drnovšek Zorko
Špela Sevšek Šramel
Tahir Mujičić
Taja Kramberger
Takako Arai
Tatjana Jamnik
Tina Kozin
Tone Škrjanec
Urška P. Černe
Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen
Ville Hytönen
Vlado Kreslin
Willem van Toorn
William Pitt Root
Zlati Čoln 2010