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Hvorecký, Michal


Michal Hvorecký (born 1976) is a Slovak author.
He is the author of two collections of short stories: Strong sense of Cleanliness (1998) and Hunters & Gatherers (2001). His novel The Final Hit appeared in 2003 and Fleece in 2005 (published in 2006 in German translation as City: Der unwahrscheinlichste aller Orte).His books have been translated into German, Polish and Czech. Translations of his fiction and journalism have appeared in print in Germany, the United Kingdom, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. The novel Fleece was dramatised and performed in the Prague theatre Na zabradli. In addition, Hvorecky writes regularly for various newspapers and magazines.
He has been awarded several literary prizes and fellowships, including the Literary Colloquium in Berlin, Museums Quartier in Vienna, Goethe Institut in Munich, and an International Writing Program in the United States.In 2000 he co-founded the International Music Festival Wilsonic in Bratislava with Tibor Holoda and served as one of its co-organizers until 2001.
He lives in Bratislava, Slovakia.
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