Nataša Kramberger

Nataša Kramberger (1983) is a writer, columnist, and eco-farmer. She regularly writes essays and commentaries for newspapers and magazines. Her debut novel Nebesa v robidah, roman v zgodbah (Blackberry Heaven) (JKSD, 2007) won the 2010 European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL). In her texts she links the rural and the urban, fuses genres that flow from the poetic and fairy-tale to the literary- documentary and journalistic. She is the author of, among others, Kaki vojaki (Khaki Soldiers) (Litera, 2011), Brez zidu (Without a Wall) (Cankarjeva založba, 2014), Primerljivi hektarji (Comparable Hectares) (LUD Literatura, 2018) and Po vsej sili živ (Stonecrop) (Goga, 2023). She is also (co-) author of a number of projects about natural construction with earth, conservation and ecology. In the warmer months she lives in Jurovski Dol, where she runs a small biodynamic farm. With the eco-artistic collective Zelena Centrala she hosts young people from all over Europe, bringing them into contact with the land and trying to equip them for combating climate change. In the winter she lives in Berlin where she is trying to figure out how this kind of engagement with the issue of climate change can also be conducted in the concrete surroundings of a vast city with over three and a half million residents.

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