Gabriela Babnik

Novelist, Author

1979 –

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Who is Gabriela Babnik?

Gabriela Babnik is a Slovene writer, literary critic and translator. She has published three novels and her journalistic literary and film criticism regularly appears in national newspapers and magazines in Slovenia.

Babnik was born in Göppingen in Germany in 1979. She studied Comparative literature at the University of Ljubljana and then travelled to Africa, particularly Burkina Faso which has become the inspiration for much of her work. She holds an MA on the Contemporary Nigerian Novel and has also translated Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Half of a Yellow Sun into Slovene.

Her first novel Koža iz bombaža won the Best First Book Award at the Slovenian Book Fair in 2007. Her third novel Sušna doba won the 2013 European Union Prize for Literature.

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Born
1979
Göppingen
Nationality
  • Germany
  • Slovenia
Profession
Education
  • University of Ljubljana

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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