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Lojze Kovacic

Lojze Kovacic

Lojze Kovačič was born in Basel in 1928. His mother was German, his father Slovenian. The family was deported to Yugoslavia in 1938 and Lojze Kovačič barely escaped being deported anew in 1944. Kovačič was rediscovered in his home country only late; now he is considered as Slovenia’s most significant author of the 20th century. His works often relate to his own life and are constantly concerned with existential topics like life and death, displacement and exile, dream and reality. When his first novel was translated – into German – in 2004, it was greeted with enthusiasm by critics. He was compared to great Central European writers such as Danilo Kis, Sandor Marai, Imre Kertész and Ismail Kadaré. His works which is now to be rediscpovered in several countries consists of ten novels, novellas, essays and children’s books. Kovačič died in Ljubljana in 2004.