Nina Medved

Nina Medved (1989) was named the most promising young author at the Slovene literary festival of young authors Urška (2019). Subsequentially, the Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities (JSKD) published her debut poetry book Drseči svet (Sliding World) in 2020, which was nominated the best debut book at the 2021 Slovenian Book Fair. A year later, an audiobook with the artist’s interpretations of poems from the book was released. Her poetry was also published in major Slovenian literary magazines as well as in other languages (English, German, French, Greek, Czech and Macedonian).

She is the co-creator of many literary activities in Slovenia and France and mainly translates from French. She is also a mentor to young literary voices. She founded Dve luni (Two Moons), The Centre for the Poetisation of the World. In 2021 she was awarded the international Pont Prize for promising literary authors for the “existential depth and Renaissance span” of her work. Her second book is about to be published by Cankarjeva založba, and the German translation of Drseči svet (Gleitende Welt) by Drava Verlag (2023).

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