(c) Pavol Grznár


8. 5. 1967
Nové Zámky
general fiction, other, translation activity
Own name:
Vladimír Balla
One of the most original Slovak authors, Balla is known for his dark yet funny stories about lonely, alienated and strange individuals. In 1996 he won the Ivan Krasko Prize for his first collection of short stories, Leptokaria. His 2011 novella V mene otca (In the Name of the Father) won the prestigious Anasoft Litera Prize. In 2015 he published another critically acclaimed novella, Veľká láska (Big Love). In his latest book Je mŕtvy (Is Dead), he returns to short-form writing, with provocative stories that challenge its readers. Read more