Peter Balko: About writing and the power of fantasy
– Slovakia

Born in Lučenec in 1988, where he also organizes a festival Medzihmla. He studied scriptwriting and dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He is a successful scriptwriter, got attention with his films Kandidát Čiara [Candidate Čiara]. In his book debut Vtedy v Lošonci [Then in Lošonec], for which he received the Anasoft Litera Reader’s Award, he returned to growing up in his hometown. The latest we can read from him is the short story Østrov [Island], which mixes several genres. Readers will find elements of horror and detective stories in it: “What do the mysterious deaths of writers, typewriter cemeteries, stolen manuscripts and the mysterious symbol Ø have in common? The captivating new novel by the author of the bestseller Then in Lošonec is about writing and the power of fantasy.”