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writer, journalist and screenwriterwd:Q3743881
country of citizenship: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
occupation: writer, publicist, politician, screenwriter, journalist
award received: Prešeren Award, Župančič Award, Order of Brotherhood and Unity, Order of the Republic
Beno Zupančič (22 March 1925 – 28 August 1980) was a Slovene writer and journalist. He is best known for his novels and youth literature.
Zupančič was born in Sisak, then part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, now in Croatia. He went to school in Ljubljana and during the Second World War participated in the Slovene Liberation Front and was sent to a detainment camp as a result. He completed his studies after the war and then worked in publishing and as a politician.In 1958 he won the Prešeren Award for his novel Sedmina. He was also president of the Slovene Writers' Association in the late 1950s.The public library in Postojna is named after Zupančič.
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