Peter Svetina

Peter Svetina (1970) was born in Ljubljana. He studied Slavic studies in Ljubljana and Prague, and for the last two decades literature at the University of Klagenfurt. His research focuses on poetry and young adult literature, and recently also on themes such as dialogue in young adult literature, creativity and writing, and the cultural history of tea. He also translates from Czech, Croatian, Serbian and German into Slovene and does editorial work. He writes mostly for children and young readers. Among his most popular works are Modrost nilskih konjev (The Wisdom of Hippos) (DZS, 2010), Ropotarna (Storeroom) (Miš, 2012), Mrožek, mrožek (The Little Walrus) (Mladinska knjiga, 2013), Kako zorijo ježevci (The Ripening of Porcupines) (Miš, 2015), Sosed pod stropom (Neighbour Under the Ceiling) (Sodobnost, 2016) and Modri Portugalec (The Blue Portuguese) (Sodobnost, 2021). In 2020 and 2022 he was among the finalists for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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