Feri Lainšček

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Feri Lainšček

Feri Lainšček (born 5 October 1959) is a Slovenian writer, poet, and screenwriter.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born as Franc Lainšček in a Slovene Lutheran family in the village of Dolenci (part of Šalovci), in north-eastern Slovenia, then part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He studied journalism at the University of Ljubljana. In the 1980s, he worked as a speaker at the Radio Ljubljana.[2] Since the 1990s, he has been living and working in the town of Murska Sobota in his native Prekmurje region.


In 2007, he wrote the screenplay for the film Rooster's Breakfast, the most successful Slovenian film to date.[3] The screenplay of the film is based on one of Lainšček novels.[4]

In the parliamentary elections of 2008, Lainšček ran for the Slovenian National Assembly for the social liberal party Zares.[5]

Lainšček also created works in Prekmurian, professed a Prekmurian identity, and claimed that Prekmurian is a distinct language. [6][7][8]