Michael Biggins

Michael Biggins has translated over fifteen book-length literary works from Slovenian, including the novels of Drago Jančar, collections of poetry by Tomaž Šalamun, the Holocaust memoir Necropolis by Triestine Slovenian author Boris Pahor, and Slovenia’s all-time best-selling novel Alamut by Vladimir Bartol. In 2015 he was awarded the Janko Lavrin Diploma of the Society of Slovene Literary Translators for distinguished contributions to Slovene literature abroad. He lives in Seattle, where he curates the Slavic and East European library collections at the University of Washington and teaches in the University’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

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