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Goran Vojnović

Goran Vojnović (born 11 June 1980) is a Slovenian writer, screenwriter and film director. He is best known for his 2008 novel ''Southern Scum Go Home'' () which won him numerous awards as well as a lawsuit filed by the Slovenian Police that was withdrawn a day later after media attention and public outrage at police filing charges for a work of fiction brought embarrassment to the Slovenian Ministry of Interior. Vojnović was born in Ljubljana. He studied at the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television. He published his first collection of poetry ''Lep je ta svet'' in 1998. His novel ''Čefurji raus!'' started out as an unfinished film script. It describes life of immigrant youth in the Fužine estate in Ljubljana, their everyday problems and cultural differences between locals and immigrants from the former Yugoslavia. For it he won the Prešeren Foundation Award and the Kresnik Award in 2009. It has been translated and published in many languages.

His novel ''Jugoslavija, moja dežela'' (Yugoslavia, My Fatherland) was published in 2011 by Beletrina. The English translation was published in 2015 by Istros Books in the UK. His third novel ''Figa'' (The Fig Tree) was translated into English by Istros Books in 2020. Provided by wikipedia