Ivo Zorman

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Ivo Zorman
Born(1926-05-03)3 May 1926
Gora pri Komendi, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (now in Slovenia)
Died(2009-01-14)14 January 2009
Kamnik, Slovenia
Occupationwriter and editor
Notable worksDraga moja Iza, V sedemnajstem, V tem mesecu se osipa mak
Notable awardsLevstik Award
1969 for V tem mesecu se osipa mak

Ivo Zorman (3 May 1926 – 14 January 2009) was a Slovene writer and editor. He wrote short stories and novels as well as radio plays.[1]

Zorman was born in the village of Gora near Komenda in central Slovenia in 1926. He went to school in Ljubljana and as a young man participated in the Slovene resistance and joined the Partisans. After the war he worked as a teacher for a while and then an editor until his retirement in 1977. He often used themes from his experiences in the war in his work. One of his best-known novels is Draga moja Iza (Μy Dear Iza) which was made into a film in 1979.[2] He died in Kamnik in 2009.

In 1969 he won the Levstik Award for his book V tem mesecu se osipa mak (This is the Month the Poppies Scatter).[3]

Published works[edit]

Adult Prose
  • Trije Borjanovi (The Borjan Three), 1955
  • Čez dvajset let bo vse drugače (In Twenty Years All Will Be Different), 1968
  • Pedagoška komedija (The Educational Comedy), 1971
  • Draga moja Iza (My Dear Iza), 1973
  • Sončnica navadna (The Plain Sunflower), 1974
  • Stric Benjamin (Uncle Benjamin), 1977
  • Medved z budilko (The Bear with an Alarm Clock), 1982
  • Vonj po jeseni (Smell of Autumn), 1978
  • Dom človekov (A Man's Home), 1981
  • Kdo bo meni prižgal sveče (Who Shall Light Candles for Me), 1982
  • Portret revolucionarja Malusa (A Portrait of Malus the Revolutionary), 1985
  • Leta herojev (Years of Heroes), 1988
  • Lectovo srce (Lebkuchen Heart), 1989
  • V znamenju tehtnice (In the Sign of Virgo), 1989
  • Stiska bogov (Anguish of the Gods), 1991
  • Donata (Donata), 1991
  • Kajnov rod (Cain's Clan), 1991
  • Vila Bagari (Villa Bagari), 1997
  • Ko odletijo lastovke (When The Swallows Fly Away), 1999
  • Okus po marcipanu (A Taste of Marzipan), 2002
Prose for Young Readers
  • Iz obroča (Out of the Ring), 1953
  • Svobodni gozdovi (Free Forests), 1954
  • Eno samo je življenje (We Only Live Once), 1963
  • Na senčni strani mesta (On the Shady Side of Town), 1967
  • Gnezdo sršenov (A Hornets' Nest), 1968
  • V tem mesecu se osipa mak (This is the Month the Poppies Scatter), 1969
  • V sedemnajstem (At Seventeen), 1972
  • Storžkovo popoldne (Storžek's Afternoon), 1973
  • Rosni zaliv (Dew Bay), 1975
  • Tinčevi divji doživljaji (Little Tine's Wild Adventures), 1978
  • Naši kurirji (Our Partisan Couriers), 1978
  • Uporne Dražgoše (Dražgoše the Village That Rebelled), 1978
  • Bolničarka Vida (Vida the Partisan Nurse), 1978
  • Rada bi bila velika (I Would Like to Grow Up), 1979
  • Obveščevalec Lesnika (Lesnika the Informer), 1979
  • Deklica iz Mihovega mlina (The Girl from Miha's Mill), 1982
  • Hrčki smrčki (Sniffy Hamsters), 1983
  • Oh, ta naša babica (Oh, This Granny of Ours), 1986
  • Sla po letenju (A Desire to Fly), 1987
  • Račka Puhačka (Fluffy Duckling), 1988
  • Ded Nil in teta Filipa (Grandpa Nil and Aunt Phillipa), 1989
  • Bolečina odraščanja (Growing Pains), 1993

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