Branko Gradišnik

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Branko Gradišnik
Branko Gradišnik 2006.jpg
Branko Gradišnik in 2006
Born (1951-01-07)7 January 1951
Ljubljana, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia)
Occupation Writer, translator
Notable works Zemlja, zemlja, zemlja; Leta; Nekdo drug
Notable awards Prešeren Foundation Award
1982 Zemlja, zemlja, zemlja

Branko Gradišnik (born 7 January 1951) is a Slovene writer and translator. He writes short stories and is a well-known columnist that writes for the newspaper Delo and other Slovene publications. In 2004 he was a candidate for mayor of Ljubljana.[1]

Branko Gradišnik was born in Ljubljana in 1951 and is the son of author and translator Janez Gradišnik. He received a bachelor's degree in art history and sociology from the University of Ljubljana and holds a master's degree in creative writing from Lancaster University.[2] In 1982 he won the Prešeren Foundation Award for his collection of predominantly science fiction short stories titled Zemlja, zemlja, zemlja (Earth, Earth, Earth).[3] He is also known for his translation of The Lord of the Rings trilogy into Slovene.

Selected works[edit]

  • Čas (Time), short stories, (1977)
  • Mavrična krila (Rainbow Wings), short science fiction stories in an anthology with other authors (1978)
  • Kerubini (Cherubins), satirical novel co-written with Emil Filipčič under the single pseudonym Jožef Paganel
  • Zemlja, zemlja, zemlja (Earth, Earth, Earth), short stories (1981)
  • Leta (The Years), novel, (1984)
  • Mistifikcije (Mystifications), short stories, (1987)
  • Nekdo drug (Someone Else), crime novel, (1990)
  • Nekaj drugega (Something Else), (1990)
  • Igre: volčje in ovčje (Games: For Wolves and Sheep), (1993)
  • Roka, voda, kamen (Hand, Water, Stone) (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovene Writers' Association site". Slovene writers' portal (in Slovene). DSP Slovene Writers' Association. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Helga Glušič, Sto Slovenskih Pripovednikov (Ljubljana: Prešernova družba, 1996) ISBN 961-6186-21-3
  3. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of Prešeren Foundation Awards recipients