Janja Vidmar

Janja Vidmar (1962) is the author of over 50 books, numerous screenplays, theatre and radio plays, columns and articles. She has received several national and international awards for her work: the Večernica Award in 1998 and 2008, the Desetnica Award in 2006 and 2013, IBBY Honour List 2010, the Glazer Charter in 2007, the 1999 Medaglia d’oro, the 2010 Zlata paličica, nominations for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2013 and 2014. She is among the most popular YA writers in Slovenia, and many of her books have become successful in other countries as well. Her work has been translated into Albanian, Serbian, German, Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Italian and English. She lives and works in Maribor, where she continues to be inspired by the surrounding vineyards, her daughter and her cats.

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