Translators’ House Wales welcomes Slovenian writer in residence

Translators’ House Wales is pleased to welcome Maruša Krese from Berlin as its writer in residence in January 2012. Originally from Slovenia the poet and writer now divides her time between Ljubljana and Berlin. 

Born in 1947 Krese went on to study literature, art history and psychotherapy, in Ljubljana, London and Utrecht. From 1975 to 1989 she worked as a psychotherapist, again in Ljubljana, London and Tübingen before turning her hand to journalism and becoming Berlin correspondent for Slovenian radio in 1990. She has been working as a freelance journalist and writer in Berlin since then. In 1997 she received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her humanitarian efforts in the Bosnian war. In 2007 Maruša won the Fabula Prize in Slovenia for her collection of short stories Vsi moji bozici (Mladinska knjiga Zalozba, 2006; All my Christmases).

During her residency, Maruša Krese will be working with Menna Wyn of Bangor University on a translation of her work into Welsh. She will also collaborate with creative writing students at the University who will be translating her work into Welsh as an exercise to develop their creative writing skills.

Maruša’s residency in Wales is part of a writers in residence project by Translators’ House Wales/HALMA and is supported by the Slovenian Book Agency and GOGA publishing house.

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