Jedrt Maležič

Jedrt Maležič (1979) is a writer and literary translator with a BA in translation studies (English and French) from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. Her debut short story collection Težkomentalci (Heavy Mental) (LUD Literatura, 2016) was shortlisted for the Best Debut Award and focuses on the personal experience of being hospitalised in a mental institution, humorously portraying it as a totalitarian institution of the 21st century; it has been translated into Spanish (Litterae Slovenicae). Her next collection of short stories Bojne barve (Warpaint) (Lambda, 2016), is about various LGBT people in their struggle for visibility and coming out in a hostile environment. It was nominated for the Novo Mesto Award in 2017 and has been translated into Macedonian (Begemot). Following this, she wrote 3 novels: Vija vaja ven (Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Moe) (Litera, 2018), in which she reveals and satirically describes her experiences with a New Age spiritual sect, Napol morilke (Almost Murderers) (Goga, 2021), which was longlisted for the Kresnik Award and is about to be published in German (Mali Verlag), and her latest work, Križci, krožci (Square Pegs, Round Holes) (Goga, 2022), a dramatic account of lesbian divorce and same-sex parenthood.


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