Paul Auster

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.

Ihar Babkov

​Writer, poet, philosopher and translator. More.

Julian Barnes

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.

Martin Beďatš

Architect and guitar player of a Slovak group Bez ladu a skladu Martin Beďatš. More.

Jana Beňová

Slovak poet and prose writer, and also a journalist and reporter nominated for Anasoft litera award 2013. More.

Livia Bitton-Jackson

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.

Richard Brautigan

​American writer whose distinctive poetry has become iconic around the world. More.

Forrest Carter

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

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.

Jostein Gaarder

​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.

Fedor Gál

Sociologist and the forecaster, co-founder of the Public against violence, founder of publishing house G plus G. More.

Jean Giono

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.

Jón Gnarr

Icelandic actor, comedian, and politician who became the Mayor of Iceland's capital city Reykjavík on 15 June 2010, and stepped down on 16 June 2014 More.

David Grossman

David Grossman was born in Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature. More.

Paul Hacker

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.

Mila Haugová

One of the most translated and the most prolific Slovak poet. More.

Helle Helle

​Helle Helle (born 1965) published her first book in 1993. Since then, her work has garnered overwhelming critical and popular acclaim. More.

Cormac James

Cormac James was born and grew up in Cork, Ireland. Since 2002 he has lived in Montpellier, France. More.

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek is an Austrian playwright and novelist. She was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Literature. More.

Viktor Jerofejev

​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

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.

Etgar Keret

Israeli writer known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting for film and television. More.

Jack Kerouac

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.

Miro Kocúr

He studied theology, he worked at the Catholic University, in 2003 he left the church service. Blogger and civic activist. More.

Monika Kompaníková

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.

Nicole Krauss

​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.

Agota Kristof

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.

Peter Krištúfek

Film director, musician and writer, author of several books of prose and one collection of poetry More.

Katarína Kucbelová

Slovak poet, her poems have been translated into dozens of languages ​​and have been published in various international anthologies, anthologies and magazines. More.

Juraj Kušnierik

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

​Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. More.

Javier Marías

​Javier Marías is an award-winning Spanish novelist. He is also a translator and columnist, as well as the current king of Redonda. More.

Ivan Melicherčík

Author of publications and catalogs, collector of modern painting and sculpture, naive and African tribal art. More.

Iva Mojžišová

​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.

Zuzana Mojžišová

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.

Ivana Moncoľová

Young art historian focused contemporary art. More.

Herta Müllerová

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.

Mário Nicolini

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.

Flannery O'Connor

An important figure of Southern Gothic style. More.

Anna Ötvös

Historian and expert on Sándor Márai's work. More.

Ľuboslav Paľo

Grafic an illustrator, the author of several picture books. He holds many awards at home and abroad. More.

Daniel Pastirčák

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

​Daniel Pennac is a great french writer, known for his novels and books for children. More.

Ľudmila Petruševská

Lyudmila Stefanovna Petrushevskaya (Russian: Людмила Стефановна Петрушевская) is a Russian writer, novelist and playwright. More.

Chaim Potok

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.

Kevin Powers

American fiction writer, poet, and Iraq War veteran. More.

Claude Pujade-Renaud

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.

Raymond Queneau

​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

​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.

Pavol Rankov

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.

Gianni Rodari

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.

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.

Alexandra Salmela

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

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.

Broňa Schraggeová

Graphic designer, scenographer and musician from Bratislava More.

Milica Schraggeová

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.

Pavel Sibyla

Journalist and writer. He worked in Trend magazine, and later as editor of internet magazine MONO. More.

Milan Šimečka

Slovak intellectual and a dissident, awarded by Human rights and the Journalist Award. More.

Zadie Smith

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.

Vladimir Sorokin

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.

Miroslav Švolík

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.

Dominik Tatarka

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

Franck Thilliez is the author of numerous bestselling novels in his native France. More.

Colm Toíbín

​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.

Peter Uličný

Slovak journalist, writer and lyricist. He has worked and published in several magazines focusing on literature and art More.

Dežo Ursiny

​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.