About meBoris Pintar
writes fiction under the pseudonym Gojmir Polajnar
Born in Slovenia in 1964, Boris Pintar graduated from the University of Ljubljana with a degree in philosophy and the sociology of culture. He works as a freelance writer, arts reviewer, translator, and editor. He has written a wide range of works, including a novel, two short-story collections, a collection of essays, plays, comic strip scripts, and a screenplay. His work has appeared in numerous literary and critical journals and other publications, both in Slovenia (Apokalipsa, Delo, Dialogi, Gorenjski Glas, Literatura, Mentor, Nova Revija, Primorska Srečanja, Radio Slovenia, Sejalec, Sodobnost) and abroad – in the United States (Del Sol Review, Mirage Periodical, Talisman, Velvet Mafia), the Czech Republic (Blatt), Spain (Horizon), Bosnia–Herzegovina (Album, Zora), and Serbia (Balkanski književni glasnik, Symposion). He has given readings of his work in Slovenia and the United States. He has also translated several plays from English for the Slovene stage: Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart, Sean O’Casey’s The End of the Beginning, and Steven Berkoff’s Harry’s Christmas.
Fiction (writing as Gojmir Polajnar):
In English translation:
• 2001 Don’t Kill Anyone, I Love You. Translated by Aaron Gillies. New York: Spuyten Duyvil. (Novel.) A translation of Ne ubijaj, rad te imam. An excerpt is available at
• 2008 Atlantis. Ljubljana: ŠKUC. (Short stories.)
• 2005 Družinske parabole. Ljubljana: ŠKUC. (Short stories.) A story in English, Blossoms in Autumn, is available at
A story in Spanish, Una sociedad abierta, is availbalbe at http://www.alexlootz.com/revistas/alex_lootz12.pdf
• 1998 Ne ubijaj, rad te imam. Ljubljana: published by the author. (Novel.)
• 2007 “Labodji spev” [Swan song]. In Lapis Histriae. Umag, Croatia: Umag City Library.
• 1990 “Kako uničujem tajne agente” [How I destroy secret agents] (writing under the pseudonym Thomas Carrousel). In Modra svetloba: homoerotična ljubezen v slovenski literaturi [Blue light: Homoerotic love in Slovene literature]. Edited by Brane Mozetič. Ljubljana: ŠKUC.
Essays (writing as Boris Pintar):
• 2001 Kastracisjki stroji: Gledališče in umetnost v devetdesetih / Castration Machines: Theatre and Art in the Nineties. Co-authored with Jana Pavlič, with an introduction by Emil Hrvatin. Ljubljana: Maska. In Slovene and English.
• 1981 Šarevčeva sliva. [Šarevec’s plum tree.] Based on the novella by Ivan Tavčar. Co-authored with Andrej Šubic.
• 1998 Osebna legenda. [Personal legend.] Based on the novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
• 1999 Ubijaj! Nimam te rad. [Kill! I don’t love you.] Written by Niko Goršič, based on the novel Don’t Kill Anyone, I Love You.
Awards and Honors
• 2008 Nomination for Onina zgodba 2008 [She's Story 2008] by Ona, for "Gejevska mama" [Fag-hag].
• 2007 Nomination for Best Short Story, by the Slovene Writers Association and the journal Sodobnost, for “Labodji spev” [Swan Song].
• 2005 Nomination for Best Short Story, by the Slovene Writers Association and the journal Sodobnost, for “Simpozij” [The Symposium].
• 2000 Selected as a participant in the Playwrights Workshop, conducted by U.S. playwright Jim Neu and organized by the Slovene Mladinsko Theater and the Exodos Festival, Slovenia.
• 1999 Recipient of an ArtsLink Residency Grant, USA.
• 1998 Selected as a participant in the International Screenplay School “Show Us Your Tongue,” Slovenia.
• 1982 National Prize for Young Writers, presented by the Association of Cultural Organizations of Slovenia.
Real nameBoris Pintar
LocationTrzaska 49, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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