Jasmin B. Frelih

24. 09. 1986

Kranj, Slovenija

  • BA History

    (thesis: The Postwar New York of Robert Moses)

  • BA Comparative Literature & Literary Theory

    (thesis: Hysterical Realism)

Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

  • Self-employed in culture as a writer and translator since 2015
  • Editor-in-chief, I.D.I.O.T. review, 2014
  • Fiction editor, I.D.I.O.T. review, 2009-2014

Bibliography:

  • Pixels, a novel, Beletrina, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2021
  • They Torture Artists in the West, a report, Kwaye, Palo Alto, USA, 2020
  • Images from Dreams (Ivan Cankar), translation into English, Litterae Slovenicae, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018
  • Pale Freedom, essays, Cankarjeva založba, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018
  • Tiny Ideologies, short stories, LUD Literatura, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015
  • In/Half, a novel, Cankarjeva založba, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013

Exhibitions:

  • Tiny Ideologies Guerilla, Munich Residenz, Munich, Germany, 28/10/2017
  • Tiny Ideologies & Report 1314, Vodnikova domačija Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 03/03/2017
  • Tiny Ideologies, Street Gallery, Tam Tam, Kranj, Slovenia, 24/09/2016
  • Gazele, Prepišno uredništvo, LUD Literatura, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24/04/2015

Awards:

  • In/Half longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, 2020
  • In/Half longlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2019
  • Pale Freedom wins the Marjan Rožanc Award for Best Book of Essays, 2018
  • Prešeren’s plaque of the municipality Kranj, 2016
  • In/Half wins the European Union Prize for Literature, 2016
  • Tiny Ideologies shortlisted for the Critics’ Sieve Award, 2015
  • In/Half shortlisted for the Critics’ Sieve Award, 2014
  • In/Half shortlisted for the Kresnik Award, 2014
  • In/Half wins the Best Literary Debut Award, 2013

Residencies & Grants:

  • Educational stipend, Slovenian Book Agency JAK, 2020
  • Educational stipend, Slovenian Book Agency JAK, 2019
  • Cricao, Okinawa, Japan, 2018
  • Passa Porta, Brussels, Belgium, 2017
  • Working stipend, Slovenian Book Agency JAK, 2016
  • Ventspils Writer’s House, Ventspils, Latvia, 2015

Translations:

  • A/metà (In/Half), Safara Editore, Pordenone, Italy, 2021
  • Na/poł (In/Half), Ezop, Warsaw, Poland, 2020
  • Ideoluzije (Tiny Ideologies), Areté, Belgrade, Serbia, 2020
  • Na/pola (In/Half), Zavet, Belgrade, Serbia, 2020
  • Na/půl (In/Half), Větrné Mlýny, Brno, Czechia, 2019
  • Na/pola (In/Half), Ljevak, Zagreb, Croatia, 2019
  • Fél/be (In/Half), Metropolis, Budapest, Hungary, 2019
  • In/Half, Oneworld, London, United Kingdom, 2018
  • In/Tweeën (In/Half), De Geus, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017
  • Tiny Ideologies, P/Tarp, Seattle, USA, 2016
  • Për/Gyjsmë (In/Half), Fan Noli, Tirana, Albania, 2016

Original Texts:

Translations:

  • Poems by Katja Perat, Tibor Hrs Pandur, Ana Svetel, & Ana Pepelnik, Versopolis Poetry, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015-2020
  • Libra excerpt (Don DeLillo), Jutranji Pogovori, Radio Študent, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2016
  • Valuing Experimental Book Publishing as Non-Monetized Thought (Peter Dimock & Ian Dreiblatt), translation into Slovene, Idiot 12, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2014
  • The Quiet Coup (Simon Johnson), Radiot, Radio Študent, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2014
  • Is It O.K. To Be A Luddite? (Thomas Pynchon), translation into Slovene, Idiot 10, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013
  • Brief Interviews With Hideous Men excerpt (David Foster Wallace), translation into Slovene, Idiot 10, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013; Jutranji Pogovori, Radio Študent, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013
  • A selection of poems by Katja Perat, Uroš Prah, Marko Matičetov, and Davorin Lenko, translation into English, Idiot Best of, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012
  • Understanding Distance (Katja Perat), translation into English, Zbirka Dnevi poezije in vina, Študentska založba, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012
  • Infinite Jest excerpt (David Foster Wallace), translation into Slovene, Idiot 7-8, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012
  • Why Experimental Fiction Threatens to Destroy Publishing, Jonathan Franzen, and Life as We Know it: A Correction (Ben Marcus), translation into Slovene, Literatura 255/256 24, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012
  • Mr. Difficult: William Gaddis and the Problem of Hard-to-Read Books (Jonathan Franzen), translation into Slovene, Literatura 241/242 23, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011
  • A Poem (Katja Perat), translation into English, Banipal 41, London, United Kingdom, 2011
  • A Poem to Shout in the Ruins (Louis Aragon), translation into Slovene, Idiot 4, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010

Reviews:

In/Half:

Tiny Ideologies:

Pale Freedom:

Interviews:

Readings, discussions:

  • EUPL Book Club, discussion on dystopian literature with authors Bianca Bellova and Piia Leino, Quarantine, 22/04/2020
  • Bozar, discussion with authors Ivana Dobrakovová, Haska Shyyan, Melissa Harrison, Belgium, Brussels, 02/10/2019
  • Švicarija, reading with authors Nataša Kramberger, Jonas Lüscher, Amanda Mihalopulu, Dragan Velikić, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 13/09/2019
  • Klub Cankarjevega doma, discussion with Vilenica authors, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11/09/2019
  • Vilenica Festival, reading and discussion with author Ace Mermolja, Trieste, Italy, 10/09/2019
  • Booksa, discussion with translator Jagna Pogačnik, Zagreb, Croatia, 18/06/2019
  • Mesto Knjige, discussion with author Katja Perat, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 06/06/2019
  • Hiša EU, discussion on author’s rights with Luka Novak and Anja Kovač, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 06/05/2019
  • Libris, discussion with authors Lidija Dimkovska and Selja Ahava, Koper, Slovenia, 24/04/2019
  • Cuirt Literary Festival, World Perspectives reading with authors Igor Štiks and Sylvain Laurent, Galway, Ireland, 09/04/2019
  • British Library, reading and discussion with authors Selja Ahava, Allesandro D’Avenia, Olga Grjasnowa, Jacek Dehnel, Piotr Tarczynski, chaired by Rosie Goldsmith, London, United Kingdom, 04/04/2019
  • Oxford Literary Festival, discussion with authors Jacek Dehnel, Piotr Tarczynski, chaired by Boyd Tonkin, Oxford, United Kingdom, 03/04/2019
  • Belgian Embassy Tokyo, discussion with authors Annelies Verbeke and Paolo Cognetti, Tokyo, Japan, 25/11/2018
  • European Literature Festival, reading and discussion with authors Adam Foulds, Walid Nabhan, Lidija Dimkovska, and Kevin Barry, Tokyo, Japan, 23/11/2018
  • Lisbon Book Fair, discussion with authors Çiler İlhan and David Machado, Lisbon, Portugal, 08/06/2018
  • Channel Zero, reading, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24/05/2018
  • Lud Literatura, reading, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 20/04/2018
  • Campus Book Festival, readings, discussion with author Immanuel Mifsud and Noel Tanti, literary workshop, Msida, Malta, 21 – 23/03/2018
  • New Delhi World Book Fair, reading with authors Evald Flisar, Ivo Svetina, Andrej Hočevar, discussions with authors David Machado, Kallia Papadaki, Osvalds Zebris, literary workshop, New Delhi, India, 06 – 14/01/2018
  • Frankfurter Buchmesse, reading, Frankfurt, Germany, 11/10/2017
  • (A)Void Floating Gallery, reading with author Bianca Bellova, Prague, Czechia, 22/09/2017
  • Passa Porta, reading and discussion with Joost Vandecasteele, Brussels, Belgium, 31/05/2017
  • De Groene Waterman, reading and discussion with Sven Peeters, Antwerpen, Belgium, 20/05/2017
  • Ghent University, reading and discussion, Ghent, Belgium, 11/05/2017
  • Vodnikova domačija, presentation of the visual essay Report 1314, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 03/03/2017
  • Libris, reading, Koper, Slovenia, 15/02/2017
  • MDAD, reading with authors Clare Azzopardi, Kjell Westö, and Emmi Itäranta, Riga, Latvia, 10/12/2016
  • Jazz club Gajo, DSP event: readings, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 12/08/2016
  • Sokolski dom, reading and discussion, Škofja Loka, Slovenia, 11/07/2016
  • Instituto Cervantes, discussion with authors Nenad Joldeski and Isabelle Wery, Brussels, Belgium, 01/06/2016
  • Concert Noble, EUPL Award ceremony, Brussels, Belgium, 31/05/2016
  • Daktari, Beat’n’word reading, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 13/05/2016
  • Rožnik, 140th anniversary of Ivan Cankar’s birth, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 10/05/2016
  • Rotovž, reading, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 20/04/2016
  • Salon uporabnih umetnosti, reading with author Ana Svetel, Maribor, Slovenia, 22/03/2016
  • Društvo slovenskih pisateljev, 8-hour marathon reading of Tiny Ideologies, author & friends, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 29/01/2016
  • Layerjeva hiša, discussion with Katja Kolšek, Filip Dobranič, and author Andrej Koruza, Kranj, Slovenia, 19/01/2016
  • Trubarjeva hiša literature, discussion with Dijana Matković, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 15/12/2015
  • Ziferblat Ljubljana, reading with authors Ana Svetel and Leonora Flis, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 03/12/2015
  • Ventspils Writer’s House, reading, Ventspils, Latvia, 27/11/2015
  • Sokolski dom, reading and discussion, Škofja Loka, Slovenia, 30/06/2015
  • Škuc, reading, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 31/05/2015
  • LUD Literatura, discussion with authors Iztok Osojnik and Gregor Podlogar, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 14/10/2014
  • Festival Carniola, Idiot event: Layerjeva hiša, Kranj, Slovenia, 31/08/2014
  • KUD France Prešeren, Idiot event: Idiotnet, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 27/08/2014
  • V parku, PrivID reading with Uroš Prah, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 21/08/2014
  • Grad Cmurek, Idiot event, Trate, Slovenia, 30/07/2014
  • Kinodvor, Idiot event: ID12 Idiotnet, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 20/06/2014
  • Mini Teater, reading and discussion, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 03/25/2014
  • Kibla, Idiot event, Maribor, Slovenia, Maribor, Slovenia, 21/02/2014
  • Channel Zero, Idiot event: IDX, IDBalkan, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 06/02/2014
  • Radio Študent, Idiot event: Radiot, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 05/01/2014
  • IZIS, Idiot event: Art Kino Odeon, Izola, Slovenia, 28/12/2013
  • SCCA, RŠ Benefit reading, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 22/11/2013
  • Menza pri Koritu, reading, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 14/10/2013
  • Pri Rdeči Ostrigi, Idiot event, Škofja Loka, Slovenia, 05/10/2013
  • Grad Cmurek, Idiot event, Trate, Slovenia, 26/09/2013
  • Knjižnica pod krošnjami, reading with authors Davorin Lenko and Matjaž Zorec, Izola, Slovenia, 06/09/2013
  • Mlade Rime, Idiot event: IDIX, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 26/06/2013
  • KUD France Prešeren, Idiot event: ID7, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 30/01/2013
  • ?, Idiot event: ID VI OT, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24/01/2012
  • Zapornica, Idiot event: ID5, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 17/06/2011
  • Tovarna Rog, Idiot event: Conspiracy of the idiot, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 18/02/2011
  • 3P, reading with authors Tibor Hrs Pandur, Katja Perat, Uroš Prah, Koper, Slovenia, 06/02/2010
  • Tovarna Rog, Idiot event: Night of the idiots, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 04/12/2009

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