photo credits: CC-BY-SA-2.5-SI
country of citizenship:
Slovenia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
educated at: University of Ljubljana
occupation: writer, singer, actor, poet, children's writer, stage actor, illustrator
award received: Prešeren Award, Order of Freedom, Order for Merits, Levstik Award, Viktor, Prešeren Fund Awards, Jenko Award
Svetlana Makarovič (born 1939) is a Slovenian writer of prose, poetry, children's books, and picture books, and is also an actress, illustrator and chanteuse. She has been called "The First Lady of Slovenian poetry." She is also noted for borrowing from Slovenian folklore to tell stories of rebellious and independent women. She is well-known adult and youth author. Her works for youth have become a part of modern classic and youth canon, which both hold a special place in history of the Slovenian youth literature. She won the Levstik Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2011.
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