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First Cankar Prize goes to Sebastijan Pregelj

Vrhnika, 21 June - The Cankar Prize, a new literature award, was won by Sebastijan Pregelj for V Elvisovi Sobi (In Elvis's Room), a novel about a generation which was growing up when the former Yugoslavia was slowly disintegrating. He received the EUR 5,000 prize on Sunday in Vrhnika, the birthplace of author Ivan Cankar, after whom the award is named.

Writer Sebastijan Pregelj holding the novel In Elvis's Room, published by Goga, at the Slovenian Book Fair in 2019.
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