Jani Virk

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Jani Virk
Born(1962-03-04)4 March 1962
Ljubljana, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia)
Occupationwriter, poet, translator and editor
Notable worksPogled na Tycho Brache
Notable awardsPrešeren Foundation Award
1999 for Pogled na Tycho Brache

Jani Virk (born 4 March 1962) is a Slovene writer, poet, translator and editor. He writes poetry, short stories, essays, novels and scripts and translates from German into Slovene.[1]

Virk was born in Ljubljana in 1962. He studied at the German and Comparative literature at the University of Ljubljana. He worked as an editor at the Literatura literary journal and the newspaper Slovenec and at the national broadcasting house.[2]

In 1999 he won the Prešeren Foundation Award for his collection of short stories Pogled na Tycho Brache (A View of Tycho Brahe).[3]

Published works[edit]

Short Stories[edit]

  • Preskok (The Jump Over), 1987
  • Vrata in druge zgodbe (The Door and Other Stories), 1991
  • Moški nad prepadom (Man Above the Abyss), 1994
  • Izza potresa:novele (From Behind the Earthquake), 1995 (with Lela B. Njatin and Jože Hudeček)
  • Pogled na Tycho Brache (A View of Tycho Brahe), 1998


  • Tečeva čez polje (We Run Across the Field), 1990

Essay Collection[edit]

  • Na robu resničnosti (On the Edge of Reality), 1992


  • Rahela (Rachel), 1989
  • 1895, potres:kronika nenadejane ljubezni (1895, Earthquake: A Chronicle of an Unexpected Love), 1995
  • Zadnja Sergijeva skušnjava (Sergij's Final Temptation), 1996
  • Smeh za leseno pregrado (Laughter From Beyond the Wooden Barrier), 2000
  • Aritmija (Arrhythmia), 2004
  • Ljubezen v zraku (Love in the Air), 2009
  • Kar je odnesla rekla, kar je odnesel dim (What the River Swept Away, What Was Carried Away by Smoke), 2012

For Young Readers[edit]

  • Regata (Regata), 1995 (in Bosnian, translated by Josip Osti)
  • Poletje na snegu (Summer on the Snow), 2003


  1. ^ "Slovene Writers' Association site". Slovene writers' portal (in Slovenian). DSP Slovene Writers' Association. Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  2. ^ Read Central, Slovenian literature in translation site
  3. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture, complete list of Prešeren Foundation Awards recipients[dead link]