Photo: Uroš Abram
Nina Medved tends words and light. In 2019, she won the title of the most promising young author at the national literary festival of youth authors Urška. Subsequently, her debut poetry book Drseči svet (Sliding World) was published in 2020 with JSKD. Her poetry also found its home in major Slovene literary magazines, live performances and other languages, such as German, Greek, Czech, English, French… It was Comparative literature and French language studies that gave her ground to grow. Thus she cocreates many literary activities in Maribor, Slovenia and France: Slovene Book Days in Maribor, festival of translation Prevodni Pranger, Children and Youth Poetry Festival in Tinqueux, France. She mainly translates from French: Makine, Teulé, Goffette, Soletti, Gellé, Forte, Lécroart, Tholomé, Gogos, Prendjova. She encourages young literary voices, especially at the high school workshop at II. gimnazija Maribor. Through photography, she creates independent projects (I take France takes me and Negativni prostor, ‘Negative Space’), she embellishes poetry books, covers festivals, and portrays artists. Several of her photographs were selected for group exhibitions. She feels most at home where she creates.