Barnes won the Man Booker Prize for his book The Sense of an Ending (2011), and three of his earlier books had been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: Flaubert's Parrot (1984), England, England (1998), and Arthur & George (2005). More.
Born on February 28th 1931,Livia Bitton-Jackson is an author and a Holocaust survivor. Although she was born as Elli L. Friedmann in Samorin, Czechoslovakia, she was 13 years old when she, along with her mother and brother Bubi, was taken to Auschwitz. More.
Asa Earl "Forrest" Carter was an American political speechwriter and author. He was most notable for publishing novels and a best-selling, award-winning memoir under the name Forrest Carter, an identity as a Native American Cherokee. More.
Patrick deWitt (born 1975) is a Canadian novelist and screenwriter. He was born on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and later lived in California and Washington. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon. More.
Norwegian intellectual, novelist, author of novels, novellas, short stories and books for children and youth. He often writes from the perspective of a child, using children and their astonishment over the world. More.
Paul Hacker had a long career in the Foreign Service (1973–2003). From 1990 to 1992 he was the principal officer of the U.S. Consulate General in Bratislava, Slovakia, and chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Slovakia after that country gained indepen More.
Rónán Hession is an Irish writer and blues musician, known in the music world under the stage name Mumblin' Deaf Ro. He lives in Dublin with his wife and two children and supports Watford Football Club. More.
As son of a high-ranking Soviet diplomat Vladimir Erofeyev, he spent some of his childhood in Paris, which accounts for why much of his work has been translated from Russian into French, while comparatively little has been translated into English. More.
Hungarian writer who lived in Switzerland and wrote in French. Kristof received the European prize for French literature for The Notebook (1986). She won the 2001 Gottfried Keller Award in Switzerland and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature i More.
Iva Mojžišová (1939) was born in Bratislava in the family of Slovak physician and Czech-Russian historian of medicine. She studied the history of art and history at Komenský University in Bratislava, More.
She studied screenwriting, currently teaches at the Performing Arts in Bratislava, Department of Art Critics. She publishes fiction, journalism and publishing texts in domestic and foreign journals and anthologies. She is a permanent collaborator of .týžd More.
Born in Romania in 1953, Herta Müller lost her job as a teacher and suffered repeated threats after refusing to cooperate with Ceauşescu's secret police. She succeeded in emigrating in 1987 and now lives in Berlin. She won the IMPAC Award for her novel Th More.
CEO of the Forum of the World’s Religions Slovakia. Mário Nicolini is also engaged in initiatives aimed at increasing the resilience of our societies against illiberal trends, radicalism and propaganda. He started a unique project of multi-religious dialo More.
Priest, poet, writer and painter Daniel Pastirčák (1959) was born in Prešov. He graduated at the Secondary School of Industrial Art in Košice and Bratislava (Department of ceramics). A shortertime he works in the Bratislava City Gallery, then he studied t More.
Chaim Potok (February 17, 1929 – July 23, 2002) was an American Jewish author and rabbi. Potok is most famous for his first book The Chosen, a 1967 novel which was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more than 3,400,000 co More.
Tom Rachman is the author of two novels, The Rise & Fall of Great Powers (upcoming in 2014), and The Imperfectionists (2010), an international bestseller that has been translated into 25 languages More.
Writer of prose fiction, essayist, journalist, information scientist and university pedagogue. He won the EU Prize for Literature for his novel Stalo sa prvého septembra (alebo inokedy) or It Happened on September the First (or Whenever). More.
Italian writer and journalist, most famous for his children's books, notably Il romanzo di Cipollino. For his lasting contribution as a children's writer he received the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1970. More.
The author of many poems, fairy tales short stories and dramas. He lives in Finland for a long time, but still has not learned skis. To swim knows. Oak trees grown in her pots and she plays with monsters. And next to it, she writes stories. More.
William Saroyan was an internationally renowned Armenian-American writer, playwright and humanitarian. His fame, and his most enduring achievements as a writer, date from the 1930's. He dazzled, entertained and uplifted millions, with hundreds of short st More.
Currently she teaches at the Department of Psychology at the Philosophical Faculty. The need to cope with the tragic death of her son was the main reason she decided to write the book Everything´s Gonna Be Alright Till the Autumn. More.
Miro Švolík has spent decades creating conceptual work that explores that human form in space. Probably best known for his overhead photographs of groups, Miro truly knows how to see the big picture. More.
Tatarka`s basic feelings are loneliness and anxiety face-to-face with himself, God and the world as a whole. Man is uprooted, he is no longer part of the community or the nation and therefore has no way of neutralizing his occasional feelings of lonelines More.