Cankarjeva založba, Slovenia
Andrej Blatnik (1963) is an Associate Professor of Publishing Studies at the University of Ljubljana. He has published five novels, six collections of short stories, five books of cultural studies and a how-to book on writing short stories.
Andrej Blatnik won some major literary awards (the award of the city of Ljubljana, Zlata ptica, the highest award for young artists, the Slovenian national state award, Prešeren Fund, and the Russian best Slavic book of short fiction ‘Jugra’ award in 2016 among them). His stories were translated into more than 40 languages and published in literary magazines and various anthologies including Best European Fiction 2010 (Dalkey Archive Press 2010) and Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short Short Stories (Persea Books 2014). He has over 35 books in translation in fourteen languages, including four in English (Northwestern University Press, Dalkey Archive Press), three in German, Turkish, others in Spanish, French, Hungarian, Czech, Slovakian, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Odia …
Andrej Blatnik has read fiction around the globe, on literary festivals such as PEN World Voices in New York City, Toronto International Festival of Authors, Jaipur Literary Festival and Cosmopolis in Barcelona, and was a participant of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA, in 1993. He received various fellowships, including Fulbright. A list of his publications is available at www.andrejblatnik.com.