STA, 31 Might 2021 – Gašper Kralj, a 47-year-old author and translator, has gained the Cankar Prize for the perfect unique literature printed over the previous 12 months. He was awarded for his novel Škrbine (Stubs), a “story about unwritten tales”.
The novel’s hero units out to jot down a narrative about his grandmother, of whom there are hardly any traces within the archives of the establishments she labored at.
He information bits of his and his grandmother’s lives on items of paper, stubs which are learn by a lady who tries to edit them right into a potential story.
The award jury mentioned the novel is a “convincing introspection” in regards to the limitations and potentialities of placing into phrases bits of life that can not be transformed right into a completed story.
The EUR 5,000 Cankar Prize, a tribute to the author Ivan Cankar (1876-1918), is awarded yearly for the perfect unique literary work of the previous 12 months, printed as a person e-book in Slovenian language.
The award-winning work may be from any space of Cankar’s artistic opus (a poetry assortment, a novel, a drama, a set of brief tales or essays).
It was established in 2019 by Slovenian PEN, the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU), the SAZU Analysis Centre, and the College of Ljubljana.
The primary recipient, declared final 12 months, was Sebastijan Pregl for the novel V Elvisovi Sobi (In Elvis’s Room), a novel a few technology which was rising up when the previous Yugoslavia was slowly disintegrating.