Dušan Šarotar

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Dušan Šarotar
Born (1968-04-16)16 April 1968
Murska Sobota, Slovenia
Occupation writer, poet
Notable work(s) Billiards at the Hotel Dobray

Dušan Šarotar (born 16 April 1968) is a Slovenian writer, essayist, literary critic and editor.[1]

Šarotar was born in the town of Murska Sobota in northeastern Slovenia. He studied sociology and philosophy at the University of Ljubljana. He has published several essays and columns in renowned Slovenian journals, such as Mladina, Nova revija, and Sodobnost.[2] His best known novel is "Billiards at the Hotel Dobray" (Bilijard v Dobrayu), an account of the persecution of Jews in Murska Sobota at the end of the Second World War from the perspective of a Holocaust survivor returning from a concentration camp. The novel, first published in Slovene in 2007, is based on the story of Šarotar's own grandfather.

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Prose[3]

  • Potapljanje na dah, The Island of the Dead, novel (1999)
  • Mrtvi kot, The Blind Spot, short stories (2000)
  • Nočitev z zajtrkom, Bed and Breakfast, novel (2003)
  • Biljard v Dobrayu, Billiards at the Hotel Dobray, novel (2007)
  • Nostalgija, Nostalgia, short stories (2010)[4]
  • Ostani z mano, duša moja – Ostani z menov, düša moja, Stay With Me My Soul, novel (2011)[5]

Poetry

  • Občutek za veter, poems (co-author Feri Lainšček) (2004)[6]
  • Krajina v molu, poems (2006)
  • Hiša mojega sina, poems (2008)

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