Jani Virk

1962 -
languages spoken, written or signed:  Slovene
award received:  Prešeren Fund Awards

Jani Virk (born 4 March 1962) is a Slovene writer, poet, translator and editor. He writes poetry, short stories, essays, novels and scripts and translates from German into Slovene.Virk was born in Ljubljana in 1962. He studied at the German and Comparative literature at the University of Ljubljana. During his studies, he worked in Chicago, London and Germany as a manual worker. In his youth, he trained for the Yugoslavian National Ski Team and he briefly worked as a ski coach. Later, he worked as an editor at the Literatura literary journal, the newspaper Slovenec and at the national broadcasting house. From 2010, he is the editor of the Drama department at RTV Slovenia. In 1999 he won the Prešeren Foundation Award for his collection of short stories Pogled na Tycho Brache (A View of Tycho Brahe). In 2014, he completed a Doctorate Degree in German studies, where he researched the theme of the Middles Ages in film and literature. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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