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Eva Luka - 2022

Eva Luka

Eva Luka (b. 1965) studied interpreting-translating English and Japanese. She writes, translates, draws and paints, and teaches Japanese. Her first poetry collection, Divosestra / The Wild Sister (1999) won the Rubato, Krasko, Literary Revue and Haľamová awards. Her second book, Diabloň / The Devil Tree, was published in 2005 and her third, Havranjel / The Ravenangel, in 2011. She published a fantasy novel for children and adults with own illustrations Pani Kurčaťová / Mrs. Chicken (2018) (IBBY´s Slovak Section award Best Book of Summer 18) and a poetry collection Jazver/ I-animal (2019) which won a Slovak national award for poetry The Golden Wave. In 2021 she published a poetry book for children Jemňacinky/ Brutálničky /Tender Little Things/ Brutal Little Things with her own illustrations. Nowadays she is working on the translation of Takashi Hiraide´s novel Neko no kyaku /The Cat Guest into Slovak language, and on her new poetry collection Nekromantik/Necromantist. Luka’s poems have been translated into many languages.