EVALD FLISAR is a novelist, playwright, essayist, editor, globe-trotter (travelled in more than 90 countries), underground train driver in Sydney, editor of (among other publications) an encyclopaedia of science and invention in London, author of short stories and radio plays for the BBC, acted as president of the Slovene Writers’ Association from (1995-2002), and since 1998 has been editor of the oldest Slovenian literary journal Sodobnost (Contemporary Review). Author of eleven novels (eight nominated for the Kresnik Award, the Slovenian “Booker”), two collections of short stories, three travelogues (regarded as the best in Slovenian travel writing), two books for children (both nominated for awards) and fifteen stage plays (seven nominated for Best Play of the Year Award, three times won the award). Flisar is also a Winner of the Prešeren Foundation Prize, the highest state award for prose and drama. In addition to this he has garnered the prestigious Župančič Award for lifetime achievement and three awards for Best Radio Play. Various works translated into 33 languages, among them Bengali, Malay, Nepalese, Indonesian, Turkish, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Czech, Albanian, Lithuanian, Icelandic, Russian, English, German, Italian and Spanish. His stage plays are regularly performed all over the world, most recently in Austria, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Belarus. Evald Flisar is widely read and appreicated, as we can see from his attendence record at more than ffity literary readings and festivals on all continents. Evald has lived abroad for 20 years (three years in Australia, 17 years in London). However since 1990, he has been a resident in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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