Michael Biggins

Michael Biggins

Michael Biggins’s translations of novels by Vladimir Bartol, Drago Jančar, Lojze Kovačič and Florjan Lipuš, collections of poetry by Tomaž Šalamun, and a Holocaust memoir by Slovene Triestine author Boris Pahor have met with critical praise in the New Yorker and elsewhere. In 2015 he was awarded Slovenia's Janko Lavrin Prize for distinguished contributions to Slovene literature in the world. He curates the library collections for Slavic, Baltic and East European studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he also teaches Russian and Slovene language and literature in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.