László Krasznahorkai, winner of the Vilenica 2014 Award, is the special guest of the Vilenica pre-opening event taking place on 2 September 2014, at the CEI Headquarters in Trieste. The event is organised by the Slovene Writers' Association in cooperation with the CEI and Group 85.

Born in 1954 in Gyula, Hungary, Krasznahorkai is one of the most notable contemporary Hungarian authors of international stature. Freelance writer since 1982, he has received major Hungarian literary awards, among them the prestigious Kossuth Prize in 2004, as well as numerous tributes from abroad, including the USA, Germany and Japan. His books, translated into many languages, have won critical acclaim worldwide. In recent years he has been nominated for the Nobel Prize three times. Since 1985, Director Béla Tarr has completed films almost exclusively based on Krasznahorkai’s works, including the highly successful Satantango and The Werckmeister Harmonies. In 2008, he was S. Fischer Guest Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin and is currently a visiting professor at Columbia University, New York. Since 2005, he has been based in Berlin. More information available here.
 
The meeting in Trieste, scheduled at 7 pm, will be held in English with translations into Slovenian and Italian.
 
Invitation available here.
Press Release (Italian version) available here.