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writer, playwright, screenwriter and politicianwd:Q7820844
country of citizenship: Slovenia
language of expression: Slovene
occupation: writer, politician, teacher, playwright
award received: Prešeren Award, Order for Merits, Levstik Award, Prešeren Fund Awards, Ježkova nagrada, Grumova nagrada
Tone Partljič (born 5 August 1940) is a Slovene writer, playwright and politician. Between 1990 and 2004 he was a member of the Slovenian National Assembly, from 1994 as a member of the LDS party. He was also president of the Slovene Writers' Association between 1983 and 1987.Partljič was born in Maribor and grew up in Pesnica pri Mariboru. He studied in Maribor and graduated in Slovene and English language in 1965 and worked as a teacher and then as a dramaturge and artistic director at the Slovene National Theatre and the Ljubljana City Theatre. In 1980 he won the Prešeren Foundation Award for his satirical comedies. In 2016, he was given the Prešeren Award, the highest Slovenian award in the field of artistic creation, for lifetime achievement.
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