Sonja Smolec

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Sonja Smolec (born 1953) is a Croatian artist, writer, and poet.

Biography[edit]

Smolec was born in Pula, Croatia. From 1956 to 1985 she lived in Zagreb, and currently resides in Velika Gorica.

Smolec was, at one time, a member of the art group '69', but eventually neglected her interest in painting due to family commitments.

Since February 2004, Sonja Smolec becomes a member of the Society of Writers for children and youth, Croatia. [1]

Works - Books for children[edit]

  • Tajna ima krila - collection of stories, 2002 - Publisher: Szabo A3 Data, ISBN 953-6442-40-X [1][2]
  • Kamen Tvrtko - collection of stories - e-book, 2006 - Naklada Spark, Velika Gorica, Hrvatska, ISBN 978-953-99293-4-1[3][4]
  • Kamen Tvrtko - collection of stories, 2008 - Lulu, USA, ISBN 978-1-4092-3601-6
  • Kineski zvončići - novel for children, 2008 - Publisher: Albatros, Velika Gorica, Croatia, ISBN 978-953-612-7-597[5][6][7]
  • The Girl with Pink Glasses - novel for children written in English, Publisher AG Press, USA 2010, ISBN 978-14507-0752-7 [8]
  • Halo, Zemlja zove Snježanu! - novel for children and youth (2010 - Publisher: Alfa, Zagreb, Croatia, ISBN 978-953-297-267-2)[9][10][11]
  • Der Stein Hartwig (German) - collection of stories, 2013, Publisher R. G. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, ISBN 978-3-8301-9844-4[12]
  • The Girl with Pink Glasses - novel for children written in Croatian, 2013 - Publisher: Kalliopa, Našice, Croatia,ISBN 978-953-7535-179
  • Moja sestra Sarah (My sister Sarah) - novel for youth, 2015. - Publisher: Croatian Association of Writers for Children and Youth, First Writers Club, Biblioteka Velika, Zagreb, Hrvatska, ISBN 978-953-7190-43-9
  • Moja polovica Mjeseca - novel for youth, 2017. - Naklada Bošković, Split, ISBN 978-953-263-384-9
  • Prva klupa do prozora - novel for youth, 2017. - Naklada Bošković, Split, ISBN 978-953-263-394-8

Awards[edit]

Sonja Smolec has won the first prize for short stories in English, an international competition run by the highly prestigious El Museo de la Palabra, Spain. As part of the ceremonies, the winners have met Princess Letizia, the future Spanish Queen. * Letizia, Princess of Asturias. 19 June 2014 – present: Her Majesty The Queen

Awarded story: "Night Howl" * [2]

Official site of his majesty, Don Juan Carlos, King of Spain * [3]

Musseo de la Palabra, Quero, Toledo, Spain * [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sonjasmolec.info/books_review.htm#Tajna_ima_krila Tajna ima krila
  2. ^ Željka Horvat-Vukelja, Školska knjiga, 2001, Zagreb, Hrvatska, ISBN 953-6442-40-X
  3. ^ http://www.sonjasmolec.info/books_review.htm#Kamen_Tvrtko Kamen Tvrtko
  4. ^ Mr.sc. Filip Kljajić, Belišće, Hrvatska, December, 2006.
  5. ^ http://www.pouvg.hr/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=19&Itemid=40 Albatros
  6. ^ Kineski zvončići
  7. ^ Drago Bukovec, urednik biblioteke "Albatros", POU Velika Gorica, April 2008.
  8. ^ http://agpressma.books.officelive.com/SonjaSmolec.aspx AG Press
  9. ^ Alfa
  10. ^ http://www.sonjasmolec.info/books_review.htm#Halo,_Zemlja_zove_Snje%C5%BEanu! Halo, Zemlja zove Snježanu!
  11. ^ Božidar Prosenjak, writer, editor of "Biblioteka za mladež", publisher Alfa, Zagreb, 2010
  12. ^ https://www.buchhandel.de/verlagdirekt/control/verlagDirektProductDetail?partnerId=5f2e4ea4cc033b28ad3f9d41c875d80e&product_id=9783830198444

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