Luna J. Šribar

Luna J. Šribar | Photo by Janez Marolt

Luna J. Šribar, born 1981, is the author of Antique Shop, a story of magic and a mystical antique shop where antiquities and human emotions are traded. Her first young adult novel, Grizolda and The Cat, nominated for the Slovenian literary Modra Ptica Prize in 2020, is the story of youthful Elsa and her friend Roland’s escape from their real life problems to the fantasy world Elsa creates with her drawings. She published Construct Utd, a collection of short stories, in 2020; gained her PhD in Anthropology from the Institutum Studorium Humanitas in the field of solidarity economy; worked in the NGO sector between 2005 and 2019, mainly for Kings of the Street, a self-help organization for the homeless people, as a researcher and project leader; co-founded the first Slovenian cooperative employing the homeless; and mainly devoted herself to writing since 2020.

Outstanding awards and distinctions

  • 2017 – the winning short story of literary competition Spirala
  • 2017 – the winning short story of literary competition for erotic literature Literos
  • 2020 – shortlisted for Modra ptica Prize
  • 2021 – the winning essay of competition of Disenz web portal

Books

Young adult novels

  • Antique Shop / Starinarnica (2018)
  • Grizolda and the Cat / Grizolda in Maček (announced for 2022)

Short story collection

  • Construct Utd / Konstrukt d.b.o. (2020)

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Books by Luna J. Šribar