English (with simultaneous interpretation to Japanese)
18:30 - 19:15
Drago Jančar is a highly acclaimed Slovenian author, playwright, and essayist whose work is well recognized both in Slovenia and abroad. His novels and essays have been translated to 21 languages and published in Europe, Asia and the United States. He was unable to get published until the late 1970s due to strict censorship, however, he was recognized as one of the most prominent writers of his time by the mid-1980s. His plays had been highly acclaimed and celebrated throughout the former Yugoslavia. After 1985, his fame began to grow also outside the country, especially in Central Europe. Nowadays, he is widely recognized as one of the most prominent contemporary writers in the world.
English/French/Slovenian translator. Translated Slovenian children’s book Škrat zguba in kameleon by Jelka Godec-Šmit, Pollock, Turner, Van Gogh, Vermeer et la Science by Loïc Mangin, The Accidental Superpower by Peter Zeihan. Currently lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia.