Mojca Kumerdej

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Mojca Kumerdej
Kumerdej (2023)
Kumerdej (2023)
Born1964 (age 59–60)
OccupationWriter, philosopher, critic
Notable worksFragma, Temna snov

Mojca Kumerdej (born 1964) is a Slovene writer, philosopher and critic.[1] She works as the cultural chronicler for the daily newspaper Delo.


Kumerdej graduated in philosophy and sociology of culture from the University of Ljubljana. Her debut novel Krst nad Triglavom (The Baptism over Mount Triglav) is a parody and a witty and ironical revision of one of Slovene literary history's most important works, the epic poem Krst pri Savici (The Baptism at the Savica) by France Prešeren.[2] Her next two published books, Fragma and Temna snov, are collections of short stories. Her stories have been translated into many languages and have been published in various Slovene and foreign literary journals and anthologies.[3]

In 2017, Kumerdej received a Prešeren Fund Award for her second novel Kronosova žetev.[4]

Published works[edit]

  • Krst nad Triglavom (The Baptism over Mount Triglav), novel, (2001)
  • Fragma (Fragma), short stories, (2003)[5]
  • Temna snov (Dark Matter), short stories, (2011)[6]
  • Kronosova žetev (Chronos' Harvest), novel (2016)


  1. ^ "Slovene Writers' Association site". Slovene writers' portal (in Slovenian). DSP Slovene Writers' Association. Archived from the original on 19 September 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  2. ^ Words Without Borders, the Online Magazine for International Literature
  3. ^ Mojca Kumerdej at the Frankrurt Book Fair, flyer published by the Slovenian Book Agency. Archived 25 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Nagrajenci Prešernovega sklada; od glasbenika do arhitektov". Delo. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  5. ^ Short story in English Under the Surface from Fragma on Read Central Slovenian Literature in Translation site
  6. ^ Short story in English Hepatica from Temna snov on Read Central Slovenian Literature in Translation site