• Slovenia

Born in Ljubljana, studied history, lives and works in Ljubljana today. A prolific writer, he made a name for himself initially with short stories, then novels and books for children. Sebastijan has been nominated 5 times for Best Novel of the Year Award (the Kresnik), thanks to a compelling combination of history, legend and modern-day reality, sprinkled with the magical, spiritual and mystical. His novels in English are A Chronicle of Forgetting (Kronika pozabljanja, 2014), longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award, and In Elvis’s Room (V Elvisovi sobi, 2019). 

FEATURED BOOK: In Elvis’s Room. Tr. Rawley Grau, Sandorf Passage, 2023. A generation grows up during the disintegration of former Yugoslavia. Emotionally charged history, related unsparingly, in all its beauty and horror, as the characters share memories of a country that no longer exists and learn how to carry that immense burden.

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