Mojca Kumerdej

Born in Slovenia, Mojca Kumerdej is an award-winning writer and philosopher. She also works as a freelance critic and journalist, covering art and science. In her novel Krst nad Triglavom (Baptism above Triglav) Kumerdej deals ironically with the Slovenian cultural and literary tradition. Her two collections of short prose, Fragma (Fragma; Beletrina, 2003) and Temna snov (Dark Matter; Beletrina, 2011) show us an utterly original world, one that derives from the inner edges of contemporary society. Her last novel Kronosova žetev (The Harvest of Chronos; Beletrina, 2016) is a picturesque portrait of the 16th century Renaissance in the region of what is today Slovenia, which is overheated by Counter-Reformation movements, political plots and witch trials. Her stories have been translated into a number of languages and been included in various Slovene and foreign anthologies. The novel Kronosova žetev has been translated into English (The Harvest of Chronos; Istros Books; 2016) and Serbian (Hronosova žetva; Geopoetika, 2017).

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