Veno Taufer

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Birthday
19, 1933
Birthplace
Slovenia
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1933 (age 86)
Birthplace
Slovenia

About

Slovenian modernist poet and author whose best- known works include Lead Stars and The Management of Nails. He is perhaps best known for a 1969 poetry volume entitled Exercises and Tasks.

Before Fame

He studied literature at the University of Ljubljana and co-founded an anti-Communist society of young Slovenian writers and artists.

Trivia

He was instrumental in establishing the Slovenian Democratic Union, a political party formed in reaction against Communism. Later, he worked for the Slovenian Ministry of Culture.

Family Life

His father, a left-wing political activist, was murdered by the Nazis during the German Occupation of Yugoslavia. His daughter, Lara Simona Taufer, became a prominent film director.

Associated With

He and fellow Slovenian author Mira Mihelic were both twentieth-century recipients of the prestigious Preseren Award.