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Marko Sosič

Marko Sosič

Marko Sosič (1958 - 2021) is a Slovenian theatre and film director as well as novelist and short story writer, born in Trieste, Italy, where he continues to live. He studied at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb and has directed at various Slovenian and Italian theatres, as well as for television and radio. He was the artistic director of the Primorje Drama Theatre in Nova Gorica, and the artistic director and general manager of the Slovenian Permanent Theatre in Trieste for several years. He started publishing fiction in the late ’80s and is the author of several books, including two short story collections, an autobiographical chronicle about his time in the theatre and five novels. His work has been honoured with a string literary and theatre awards, and he has been translated into Italian, Croatian, Serbian and French.

Awards and nominations

  • Shortlisted for the Kresnik Award for best novel of the year 1998, 2006, 2013, 2015
  • Shortlisted for the Kritiško sito Award for best book of the year 2012, 2013
  • Nominated for the Premio Strega europeo 2007
  • Shortlisted for the Prešeren Fund Award 2006
  • Premio di Poesia e Narrativa Città di Salò 2005
  • Premio Umberto Saba 2005 2005
  • Vstajenje Award 1998

Books by Marko Sosič