Jana Beňová, b. 1974, Bratislava/Slovakia, is a poet, novelist, short story author and journalist for a major Slovak daily newspaper. She studied dramaturgy at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava. From 2009 to 2012, she worked as an editor at the Theatre Institute in Bratislava.
At the age of 19, Beňová published her first collection of poems entitled Svetloplachý (tr.: Photophobia, 1993), which was followed by another two collections in 1997, Lonochod (tr.: Sloth) and Nehota (tr.: Naked case). Her debut novel Parker (1999) premiered at the Frankfurt Book Fair to critical acclaim. She was awarded the European Union Prize for Literature for her second novel, Plán odprevádzania. Café Hyena (tr.: Seeing people off: Café hyena, 2008). Her novel Preč! Preč! (tr.: Get off! Get off!, 2012) deals with revolutions against normality. Her most recent novel Honeymoon was published in 2015.
Koloman Kertész Bagala
Café Hyena, Plán odprevádzania