Michal Hvorecký is a Slovak writer, blogger, columnist and translator. After spending time in the US, Belgium, Austria and Germany, he is currently based in Bratislava, where he heads the Goethe-Institut Library. He has published several collections of short stories and essays, as well as a number of novels. His novel Dunaj v Amerike [Death on the River Danube] (2012) has been translated into English and he has recently written a memoir, entitled Spamäti [By Heart] (2013). In October 2015, a film adaptation of his short story Wilsonov was also released by the Czech director Tomáš Mašín and alongside his career as an author, Hvorecký is a regular columnist for a number of Slovak and foreign newspapers.
Information valid as of autumn 2015.