Anton Ingolič

Anton Ingolič

Anton Ingolič in the 1960s
Born (1907-01-05)5 January 1907
Spodnja Polskava, Austria-Hungary (now in Slovenia)
Died 11 March 1992(1992-03-11)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Occupation Writer, playwright, editor
Notable works Tajno društvo PGC, Gimnazijka, Tako je bilo
Notable awards Prešeren Award
1949 for his novel Pot po nasipu
Prešeren Award
1978 for his youth and adult literature

Anton Ingolič (5 January 1907 – 11 March 1992) was a Slovene writer, playwright, and editor. He is best known for his novels and youth literature.

Ingolič was born in Spodnja Polskava near Slovenska Bistrica in what was Austria-Hungary at the time and is now in eastern Slovenia. He went to the local school and completed his secondary education in Maribor before studying in Ljubljana and Paris. He worked as a secondary school Slovene and French language teacher in Ptuj, Maribor, and Ljubljana.[1] He was editor of the journal Nova Obzorja and was a member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts from 1976.[2]

He won the Prešeren Award twice, in 1949 for his novel Pot po nasipu and in 1978 for his literary opus for youth and adults.[3] Between 1961 and 1963 he was president of the Slovene Writers' Association.[4]

The primary school in Spodnja Polskava is named after Ingolič.[5]

Published works

Young adult literature

Prose for adults

Historical novels


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