Miha Mazzini

Miha Mazzini (b. 1961) is a computer programmer, novelist, screenwriter and film director. Befitting an avid computer fan, he was among the first Slovenes to have a personal web page (www.mihamazzini.com). His debut novel Drobtinice (Crumbs) became a bestseller and was made into a main feature film Operacija Cartier (The Cartier Project), which won the 1992 CIRCOM Award for Best European TV Film. Mazzini’s best works are novels Telesni čuvaj (The Bodyguard, published in the U.S. as Guarding Hanna) and Kralj ropotajočih duhov (King of the Rattling Spirits), which was adapted from the screenplay of a successful film Sladke sanje (Sweet Dreams). King of the Rattling Spirits tells the story of a boy in socialist Yugoslavia, who will not let anything stop him from getting his hands on his first gramophone. The novel is a genuine homage to rock music and above all a fresco of life in the seventies. His work is translated into English, Croatian, Serbian, Italian, Polish and Czec.

More at: www.mihamazzini.com

 Translated so far 

2002 / Guarding Hanna / english / Scala House Press, Seattle 2004 / Kralj klepetavih duhova / croatian / Fraktura, zagreb 2005 / King of the Rattling Spirits / english / Scala House Press, Seattle 2005 / Slatki snovi / sl / Fraktura, Zagreb 2005 / Ja Tito a gramofon / sl / Nakladatelství Argo, Prague 2008 / Hanin telohranitelj / serbian / Klett, Belgrade 2008 / Pies / polish / Grube Ryby, Warszawa 2008 / Il Giradischi di Tito / sl / Fazi Editore, Roma