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Iztok Osojnik

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Occupation  Poet and essayist
Nominations  Preseren Fund Award
Role  Poet
Name  Iztok Osojnik

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Born  25 July 1951 Ljubljana, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia) (1951-07-25)
Notable works  Klesani kamni, Razgledice za Darjo
Notable awards  Jenko Award 1996 for Klesani kamni Veronika Award 1997 for Razgledice za Darjo
Books  Shepherd of silence, Poems for the Hazara
Similar People  Jack Hirschman, Erling Kittelsen, Kamran Mir Hazar

Education  University of Ljubljana

Iztok Osojnik (born 27 July 1951) is a Slovene poet and essayist. Between 1997 and 2004 he was the director of the Vilenica International Literary Festival organized by the Slovene Writers' Association.

Osojnik was born in Ljubljana in 1951. He studied Comparative literature at the University of Ljubljana under the supervision of the literary historian and philosopher Dušan Pirjevec. In his college years he collaborated with the poet Jure Detela and sociologist Iztok Saksida in publishing their Podrealistični manifest (The Sub-realist Manifesto) in 1979 and later participated in the avantgarde group called Pisarna Aleph (Aleph Office). Between 1980 and 1982 he continued his postgraduate studies at the Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. In 2000 he was the fellow of Cambridge Seminar on Contemporary English Writers and in 2001 the fellow of Goethe Institut in Berlin. Between 2002 and 2003 he visited the USA on a Fulbright Fellowship.

He has published several collections of poetry. In 1996 he received the Jenko Award for his poetry collection Klesani kamni (Carved Stones). His poems have been translated into English, German, French, Italian, Croatian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Macedonian, Malay, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian.

He lives and works in Ljubljana.

Works in English

  • Alluminations (2000)
  • And Some Things Happen for the first Time (2001)
  • New and selected poems (2010)
  • Elsewhere (2011)
  • References

    Iztok Osojnik Wikipedia

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