Guarding Hanna

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Guarding Hanna
Third edition
Author Miha Mazzini
Original title Telesni čuvaj
Translator Maja Visenjak Limon
Country Slovenia
Language English
Publisher North Atlantic Books
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 288 pp.
ISBN 978-1556437267
Preceded by Crumbs
Followed by King of the Rattling Spirits

Guarding Hanna is a novel by Miha Mazzini. First published in Slovenia in 2000 under the title of Telesni čuvaj (Body guard). Second Slovenian edition was published in 2004.

Plot introduction[edit]

He was born a freak. With above-average intelligence, which soon realises that a body bent on destruction cannot live among others. The only person who can help him is a Mafia don, who has enough money to isolate the monster. But nothing comes free. And now, the moment when the freak has to repay the favour has arrived. He has to come out of isolation and become a bodyguard of a woman named Hanna for a week.

Guarding Hanna, Turkish edition


First American edition was published in 2002 by Scala House press under the title Guarding Hanna.
Second American edition was published in 2008 by North Atlantic Books/Random House.
Serbian edition in 2008.
Polish edition in 2008.
Italian edition in 2011.
Turkish edition in 2015.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Nominated for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2004.[1]


  1. ^ "Mazzini's Novel Nominated for IMPAC Award". Slovenian Press Agency. 1 August 2003. Retrieved 2009-02-05.