Maja Vidmar

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Maja Vidmar was born in 1961. She comes from Nova Gorica and lives in Ljubljana as a free-lance writer. Until now she published six collections of poems: Distances of the Body – Razdalje telesa, Mladinska knjiga/Pomurska založba, 1984, Ways of Binding – Naèin vezave, Mladinska knjiga, 1988; Urge of Direction – Ihta smeri, Emonica, 1989 (selection of poems); At the Base – Ob vznožju, Nova revija, 1998, Presence – Prisotnost, Aleph, 2005, Rooms – Sobe, Apokalipsa 2008 and How to fall in Love – Kako se zaljubiš, Beletrina 2012. Her book Prisotnost won the award Jenkova nagrada, the award Nagrada Prešernovega sklada and the Wiena scholarship within the frame of Grosser Preis für osteuropäische Literatur. She won the award Premio Letterario Internazionale Trieste Scritura di Frontiera dedicato a Umberto Saba 2007 and her book Sobe won the award Nagrada mreže gradova književnosti 2009. Six books of her poetry were published abroad: Leibhaftige Gedichte (Droschel, Graz, 1999, translated by Fabjan Hafner), which won the award Hubert-Burda-Stifung für junge Lyrik, Akt (Meandar, Zagreb, 1999, translated by Radoslav Dabo and Branko Èegec),  Molitva tijela (Tugra, Sarajevo, 2007, translated by Josip Osti), Gegenwart (Edition Korrespondenzen, Wien, 2007, translated by Fabjan Hafner) Naèin vezivanja (Udruženje Književnika Srpske, Banja Luka, 2009, translated by Zdravko Kecman) and E il mondo si scolora (Ibiskos Editore, Empoli (Fi), 2010, translated by Jolka Miliè).