Nina Medved was declared the most promising young author at the Slovene literary festival of young authors Urška (2019). Subsequentially, the Slovene Public Fund for Cultural Activities (JSKD) published her debut poetry book Drseči svet (Sliding World) in 2020, which was nominated the best debut book at the Slovene Book Fair (2021). A year later, an audiobook with the artist’s interpretations of poems from the book was released and in 2023 the German translation of Drseči svet (Gleitende Welt) by Drava Verlag (translated by Boštjan Dvořák). Her poetry was also published in major Slovene literary magazines as well as in other languages (English, German, French, Greek, Czech and Macedonian).
Her studies of Comparative Literature and French language studies provided the ground for her to grow. Thus, she mainly translates from French and cocreates many literary activities in Slovenia and France, such as festivals Slovene Book Days in Maribor, Pranger Translat (Prevodni Pranger), international seminar for translation of Slovene literature and Tinqueux Children Poetry Festival. She is also a mentor to young literary voices.
She founded Dve luni (Two Moons), The Centre for the Poetisation of the World.
In 2021 she was awarded the international Pont prize for promising literary authors for the “existential depth and Renaissance span” of her work.
Her second book will be published by Cankarjeva založba in 2024.
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