Tadej Golob

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Tadej Golob
Tadej Golob reading from his book Jezero (Novo Mesto, August 2018)
Tadej Golob reading from his book Jezero (Novo Mesto, August 2018)
Maribor, Slovenia
OccupationWriter, mountaineer
Notable worksZlati Zob, Jezero
Notable awardsKresnik Award
2010 Svinjske nogice

Tadej Golob (born 1967) is a Slovene mountaineer and writer.

Golob was born in Maribor in 1967 and grew up in the small town of Lenart v Slovenskih goricah in northeastern Slovenia. He moved to Ljubljana to study journalism but never completed his studies. He worked as a contributor to various magazines, but is known in Slovenia chiefly as an alpine climber.[1]

In 2010 Golob won the Kresnik Award for best novel with his debut novel Svinjske nogice (Pigs' Legs).[2] It is a witty story of an aspiring comics artist looking for inspiration, trying to make ends meet and coping on the margin with a non-existent career, his family and society. The title refers to the lead character's attempt to master the art of tattooing by practicing on pigs' legs.[3]

Published works[edit]

  • Z Everesta, travelogue about skiing down Mount Everest (2000) co-written with Davo Karničar and Urban Golob[4]
  • Moške svinje, a selection of his contributions from Slovene edition of Playboy magazine, (2005)
  • Zgodba iz prve roke, biography of Zoran Predin, (2008)
  • Svinjske nogice, novel, (2009)
  • Peter Vilfan, biography of Peter Vilfan, (2010)
  • Nespodobni odvetnik(ang. Indecent lawyer), biography of Peter Čeferin, (2018)


  1. ^ Literature in Flux site
  2. ^ The Kresnik Award for Tadej Golob, [Delo] 23.06.2010 (in Slovene)
  3. ^ "Story of Wannabe Artist Wins Novel of the Year". Press Release from Slovenian Government Communication Office, Ljubljana, 24 June 2010. Thezaurus, Slovenian language and cultural resources. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  4. ^ Top of The World, mountaineering and polar books site

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