Josip Jurčič (4 March 1844 – 3 May 1881) was a Slovene writer and journalist. He was born in Muljava, Austrian Empire (now part of the municipapity of Ivančna Gorica, Slovenia) and died in Ljubljana, Austria-Hungary. Josip Jurčič followed the literary program proposed by Fran Levstik and was one of the most influential Slovene literary realists.
The 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) Jurčič Trail (Slovene: Jurčičeva pot) from Višnja Gora (where he attended primary school) to Muljava is named after him. The house where he was born is now an open air museum.
Selected works 
- Pripovedka o beli kači (1861) (The Tale of the White Snake)
- Spomini na deda (1863) (Memories of Grandfather)
- Jurij Kozjak, slovenski janičar (1864) (Jurij Kozjak, a Slovene Janissary)
- Deseti brat (1866) (The Tenth Brother); now recognized as the first Slovene novel
- Veronika Deseniška (1881); a play
- Kozlovska sodba v Višnji Gori (1867) (The Famous Goat Trial); a humours short story
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