Pavol Rankov

photo of Pavol Rankov by David Konecny

photo by

David Konečný

Pavol Rankov (1964) is one of the most prominent contemporary Slovak writers. He has published four collections of short stories, five novels, including one written under the pseudonym Peter Pečonka, and a book of fairy tales. Rankov’s works have been translated into more than a dozen languages. It Happened on the First of September (or Some Other Time), which won the European Union Prize for Literature
in 2009, is his first book translated into English. He lives
with his wife and two daughters in Bratislava, where he is a professor of Library and Information Science at Comenius University.

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front cover of Pavol Rankov – It Happened on the First of September (or Some Other Time)

It Happened on the

First of September

(or Some Other Time)

translated by

Magdalena Mullek

front cover of Into the Spotlight

featuring an excerpt

from Mothers

translated by

Magdalena Mullek

front cover of Review of Contemporary Fiction

featuring the short story

“The Period in which we Live”

translated by

Clarice Cloutier

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