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Maja Hrgović


from Zagreb
Artist in Residence
Apr. 2012 - Mai. 2012
MAJA HRGOVIĆ, journalist and fiction writer, was born in Split, Croatia, in 1980. She graduated in Croatian and English language and literature at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. Since 2003, she's worked as a journalist in Novi list, Croatian national daily newspaper, covering culture and gender issues. As a fellow in the project "Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence" in 2009, she did a research on socio-economic migrations of women in Eastern Europe and won the first prize for investigative reporting (Journalistic Excellence Award by BIRN, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network). Her journalistic work has been represented in numerous international media, including the book "Identity: The Search for Belonging in a Changing Europe".

Maja Hrgović [artist]
Anständige Mädchen, 2012-04-19 20:00:00 [event]

Her fiction has been included in several collections, including the anthology of best Croatian short stories of 2007. (Najbolje hrvatske priče 2007.), Best European Fiction 2012 (edited by Alexandar Hemon and published by Dalkey Archive Press) and, most recently, The Granta Magazine. Her first short story collection "Pobjeđuje onaj kojem je manje stalo" won the national Kiklop award for the best newcomer of the year 2010. Currently she is working on the novel "Ostatak svijeta", helped by the writers' stipend from Central European Initiative and Vilenica Festival.

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