Boris A. Novak

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Boris A. Novak
Boris A. Novak in 2009
Boris A. Novak in 2009
Born (1953-12-03) 3 December 1953 (age 64)
Belgrade, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now in Serbia)
OccupationPoet, dramaturge and editor
Notable worksStihožitje, 1001 stih, Mojster nespečnosti
Notable awardsPrešeren Foundation Award
1984 for 1001 stih
Jenko Award
1995 for Mojster nespečnosti

Boris A. Novak (born 3 December 1953) is a Slovene poet, dramaturge and editor.[1]

Novak was born in 1953 in Belgrade where he also spent his early childhood. He completed secondary schooling in Ljubljana and studied Comparative literature and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana and worked as a dramaturge at the Slovene National Theatre and as a lecturer at the University. He has also been involved in humanitarian work and was in 2002 elected vice-president of International PEN.[2]

He won the Prešeren Foundation Award in 1984 for his poetry collection 1001 stih (1001 verses).[3] and the Jenko Award in 1995 for the collection Mojster nespečnosti (Master of Insomnia).

Poetry collections[edit]

  • Stihožitje, (1977)
  • Hči spomina, (1981)
  • 1001 stih, (1983)
  • Kronanje,(1984)
  • Vrtnar tišine - Gardener of Silence, bilingual collection (1990)
  • Oblike sveta, (1991)
  • Stihija, (1991)
  • Mojster nespečnosti, (1995)
  • Oblike srca, (1997)
  • Odsotnost, (1999)
  • Alba, (1999)
  • Odmev, (2000)
  • Žarenje, (2003)
  • Obredi slovesa, (2005)

Poetry for children[edit]

  • Prebesedimo besede!, (1981)
  • Domišljija je povsod doma, (1984)
  • Periskop, (1989)
  • Blabla, (1995)
  • Zarja časa, (1997)
  • Čarovnije sveta, (1999)
  • Kako rastejo stvari, (2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovene Writers' Association site". Slovene writers' portal (in Slovenian). DSP Slovene Writers' Association. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  2. ^ "PEN International site". Archived from the original on 2016-11-30. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  3. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of Prešeren Foundation Awards recipients[dead link]