Marko Sosič

Marko Sosič (Trieste, 1958) is a Slovene writer and theatre director. He wrote several radio plays for Slovene radio in Trieste. He was artistic director of Slovene National Theatre in Nova Gorica from 1991 until 1994, director of Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste between 1999 and 2003 and its artistic director between 2005 and 2009. He has been a selector of National Theatre Festival and Week of Slovene Drama for many years. So far he has published a short story collection Dew on glass (1990), autobiographic theatre chronicle Thousand days, two hundred nights (1996), a novel Ballerina, ballerina (1997) which was nominated for best Slovene novel of the year and was named one of 100 best Slovene novels, a novel Tito, amor mijo (2005), which was also nominated for best novel of the year and for Prešeren's fund award and is also translated into German. His second short-story collection From the Earth and from the Dreams was published in 2011 and his third novel You, who comes to my vicinity from afar in 2012. For this novel he received his third nomination for best novel of the year. Photo by Agnese Divo.

 Sample translations 


Spanish - Que desde lejos estas llegando hasta mi (2012) / Translated by Marjeta Drobnič Italian - Che da lontano a me ti avvicini (2012) / Translated by Sabina Tržan Italian - "Da lontano mi vieni vicino" (2012) / Translated by Martina Clerici