Emil Benčík

Emil Benčík

Slovak writer, journalist and translator
Born (1933-01-20)January 20, 1933
Zlatno, nearby Zlaté Moravce, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)
Occupation writer
Nationality Slovak
Notable awards Prize of Egon Erwin Kisch

Emil Benčík (born January 20, 1933, Zlatno) is a Slovak writer, journalist and translator.[1] He established the feature radio documentary in Slovakia and created the first family radio series in the country called Čo nového, Bielikovci, which during its 17 years run established itself as one of the most popular programs in Slovakia's history with almost 1 in 2 Slovaks tuning in regularly.

In the 1950s he was a member of the notable journalistic generation centered on the newspaper Smena. From 1971 until 1990 he was the Chief editor of the Main desk of literary and drama broadcasting of the Czechoslovak radio in Bratislava.

For his journalistic and literary work, Emil Benčík has received numerous awards including the international Prize of Egon Erwin Kisch for his book Králi Ducha (Kings of the spirit). He is the first and only author to receive the Prize of Vojtech Zamarovský for radio broadcasting.


Emil Benčík was born on January 20, 1933 in Zlatno near Zlaté Moravce. He studied Slovak language and Russian language at Pedagogical faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava. Later he worked as a teacher at elementary school in Lokca and at pedagogic gymnasium in Krupina.A long-time editor of the Slovak Radio in Bratislava, he has written many literary, biographical, dramatic and radio documentaries (features), series and cycles.


Literary work

Literary translations

Radio cycles

Radio features

Radio drama translations


Emil Benčík is also the holder of numerous other awards and prizes.

Monographies and studies

Life and work of Emil Benčik is the subject of the following monographies, studies and scientific papers:

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