By: J.S., STA
The winner of this year’s International Vilenica Prize is Austrian author Josef Winkler, while the Slovenian author in focus of the 36th Vilenica festival to be held in September will be Milan Dekleva, the Slovenian Writers’ Association announced.
Winkler is a prolific writer who has received many awards for his work in Austria and Germany. Three of his works have so far been translated into Slovenian. Winkler said he knew quite a few previous Vilenica winners and was proud to be among them.