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.

Work[edit]

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]

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