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Jani Virk

Jani Virk

Jani Virk (1962) is the author of nine novels, six books of short stories, a book of poems, a collection of essays and two works for young adults. He is also a translator of such authors as Gerhard Roth, Elias Canetti, H. C. Artmann, Thomas Bernhard, Goethe and Heinrich Böll. He has been active as a journalist for over three decades and currently works as a the editor of the arts and culture programme at the Slovenian national television. He is also the author of many documentary and travel films. Virk has received a number of national and international awards for writing, including the Prešeren Fund Award, Slovenia's highest award for artistic achievement, for his collection of short stories A View of Tycho Brahe (Pogled na Tycho Brahe, 1998). His books have been published in Mexico, Serbia, Poland and Croatia,and his stories have appeared in journals in many other languages. 



Books by Jani Virk