Paul Auster was born in 1947 in Newark,New Jersey, though his novels—full of metaphysics and crime—usually take place in New York. More.
Writer, poet, philosopher and translator. More.
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.
Architect and guitar player of a Slovak group Bez ladu a skladu Martin Beďatš. More.
Slovak poet and prose writer, and also a journalist and reporter nominated for Anasoft litera award 2013. 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.
American writer whose distinctive poetry has become iconic around the world. 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.
Jean Giono (30 March 1895 – 8 October 1970) was a French author who wrote works of fiction mostly set in the Provence region of France. More.
David Grossman was born in Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature. 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.
One of the most translated and the most prolific Slovak poet. More.
Helle Helle (born 1965) published her first book in 1993. Since then, her work has garnered overwhelming critical and popular acclaim. More.
Rónán Hession is an Irish writer and musician based in Dublin. He has been shortlisted for a number of notable prizes, including the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, the Irish Book Awards and the British Book Awards. More.
Cormac James was born and grew up in Cork, Ireland. Since 2002 he has lived in Montpellier, France. More.
Elfriede Jelinek is an Austrian playwright and novelist. She was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Literature. 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.
Claire Keegan was born in 1968 and grew up on a farm in Wicklow. Her first collection of short stories, Antarctica, was completed in 1998 More.
Israeli writer known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting for film and television. More.
Jack Kerouac was an American writer best known for the novel On the Road, which became an American classic, pioneering the Beat Generation in the 1950s. More.
He studied theology, he worked at the Catholic University, in 2003 he left the church service. Blogger and civic activist. More.
The author of the awarded novel The fifth ship, which was , a collections of short stories and author of the text of the children's book Stories from the Deep Sea. More.
she has been hailed by the New York Times as "one of America's most important novelists." She is the author of the international bestsellers, Great House, and History of Love. More.
Katherine Kressmann Taylor
"A woman who shocked America" with her little book lived to age 93 years. She has written three books and several short stories. 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.
Film director, musician and writer, author of several books of prose and one collection of poetry More.
Slovak poet, her poems have been translated into dozens of languages and have been published in various international anthologies, anthologies and magazines. More.
Cultural editor of the magazine .týždeň, moderator at Radio FM. Before he became a journalist, was a bookseller, he worked at Artforum. More.
Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. More.
Javier Marías is an award-winning Spanish novelist. He is also a translator and columnist, as well as the current king of Redonda. More.
Author of publications and catalogs, collector of modern painting and sculpture, naive and African tribal art. 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.
Young art historian focused contemporary art. 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.
An important figure of Southern Gothic style. More.
Historian and expert on Sándor Márai's work. More.
Grafic an illustrator, the author of several picture books. He holds many awards at home and abroad. 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.
Daniel Pennac is a great french writer, known for his novels and books for children. More.
Lyudmila Stefanovna Petrushevskaya (Russian: Людмила Стефановна Петрушевская) is a Russian writer, novelist and playwright. 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.
American fiction writer, poet, and Iraq War veteran. More.
Claude Pujade-Renaud (born 1932) is a French writer, whose first novel Le Ventriloque appeared in 1978. Since that time she has published over twenty novels, short-story and poetry collections. More.
Queneau was born in Le Havre in 1903 and went to Paris when he was 17. For some time he joined André Breton's Surrealist group, but after only a brief stint he dissociated himself. 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.
Michaela ROSOVÁ was born in Senica. She is a two-time finalist of the literary competition Poviedka (Short story) (2005 and 2006), in 2006 she won a prize in the literary competition Román (Novel). More.
Jerome David Salinger
American writer who won acclaim early in life. He led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980. 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.
Graphic designer, scenographer and musician from Bratislava 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.
Is a Ukrainian filmmaker, writer and activist from Crimea. He was awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize in 2018. More.
Journalist and writer. He worked in Trend magazine, and later as editor of internet magazine MONO. More.
Slovak intellectual and a dissident, awarded by Human rights and the Journalist Award. More.
English novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Novelist Zadie Smith was born in North London to an English father and a Jamaican mother. She read English at Cambridge, graduating in 1997. More.
Contemporary postmodern Russian writer and dramatist, one of the most popular in modern Russian literature. Sorokin, who lives in Moscow, has been critical of the Putin Regime. More.
Jón Kalman Stefánsson
His first published work, the poetry collection, Með byssuleyfi á eilífðina, came out in 1988. He has published two other collections of poetry and a number of novels. More.
Editor, lyricist, writer, journalist and translator. 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.
Franck Thilliez is the author of numerous bestselling novels in his native France. More.
Colm Toibin was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in 1955. He studied at University College Dublin and lived in Barcelona between 1975 and 1978. More.
Slovak journalist, writer and lyricist. He has worked and published in several magazines focusing on literature and art More.
Dezider Ursiny was a Slovak rock musician and a television and film screenwriter and director. More.
John Edward Williams
American author, editor and professor. He was best known for his novels Stoner and Augustus. The latter won a U.S. National Book Award. More.