Dinko Telećan

Dinko Telećan was born in 1974 in Zagreb, Croatia. In 1999 graduated in philosophy and English language and literature from the University of Zagreb. During the last decade and a half he has been writing poetry, prose and essays as well as translating from English and Spanish as a free-lance author.

He has published so far four books of poems (Clashes, 1997, Gardens & Red Phase, 2003, Beyond, 2005, and Needlestack, 2011), a metaphysical study titled Freedom and Time (2003), a travel book under the title Lotus, Dust and Poppy (2008) written in India and Pakistan, a book of essays called The Desert (2009) and a novel titled Deserter (2013). Selection from his works were translated into German, English, Hungarian, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Romanian, Macedonian, Slovenian and Slovakian language.

Translated over 50 books (novels, poetry, scientific books, books of essays and lectures, including authors as various as J. G. Frazer, J. L. Borges, Kahlil Gibran, Richard Flanagan, Ernesto Sabato, Slavoj Žižek, H. D. Thoreau, Terry Eagleton, Stephen Greenblatt, Julio Cortázar and Roberto Bolaño), and also edited a number of them.

His poems in English were published in anthologies Poets' Paradise, The Fancy Realm and Poetic Bliss (Guntur, India, 2010–12).

Participated as a screenwriter in the production of the animated film The Tide by Alen Zanjko (2011).

Translates for radio and television programmes as well. Works as an editor in literary publishing and on the Third Programme of the Croatian Radio.

Participated in literary festivals in Užice (Serbia, 2009), Jaipur (India, 2010), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canarian Islands, Spain, 2010), Wardha (India, 2011), Zagreb (Verse in the Region, poetry festival, Croatia, 2012), Bijelo polje (Montenegro, 2012), Guntur (India, 2012), Curtea de Argeş (Romania, 2013) and Struga (Macedonia, 2013).

Won various awards for his translations and essays, among them the annual award of the Croatian Literary Translators' Association for the translation of J. G. Frazer's Golden Bough in 2002, and the Award for the best non-fictional translation at the Sarajevo Literary Fair in 2006 for the translation of Slavoj Žižek's The Ticklish Subject. Winner of the European Prize for Poetry at the Festival of Poetry in Curtea de Argeş in 2013.

From 2004 to 2010 member of the Board of Croatian Literary Translators' Association; a member of Croatian Writers' Society since 2009; member of Croatian PEN Centre since 2013.

 

 

Contacts

e-mail: dinko2612@yahoo.com

My literary agent: Ivan Sršen (srseniv@gmail.com)

 

 

 

Bibliography – original works (books only)

 

Kreševa (Clashes), Igitur, Zagreb, 1997 (poems)

Vrtovi & Crvena mijena (Gardens & The Red Phase), AGM, Zagreb, 2003 (poems)

(electronic edition on www.elektronickeknjige.com/ telecan_dinko/vrtovi_i_crvena_mijena, DPKM, Zagreb, 2006)

Sloboda i vrijeme (Freedom and Time), Naklada Jesenski i Turk, Zagreb, 2003 (a tractate)

Iza (Beyond), AGM, Zagreb, 2005 (poems)

Lotos, prah i mak (Lotus, Dust and Puppy), Naklada Jesenski i Turk, 2008 (travel book)

Pustinja i drugi ne-vremeni ogledi (The Desert and other un-timely essays), Sysprint, Zagreb, 2009 (essays)

Cada oliva és un estel fos, bilingual Catalan – Croatian edition, with Marko Pogačar, Barcelona, 2010 (poems)

Plast igala (Needlestack), Croatian Writers' Society, Zagreb, 2011 (poems)

Dezerter (Deserter), Algoritam, Zagreb, 2013 (novel)

 

 




Dinko Telećan: Poems

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