Gustáv Murín

BIOGRAPHY

 

Curriculum vitae

Books

 

Novel, novella, prose:

* The Case of a Buried Cemetery (novella, samizdat, 1986;

    + Mladá Fronta/Prague, 1989, in Czech).

* How are you (novel, Illusion, 1998).

* Back to future (prose, Marenčin PT, 2010).

* Povratak u Buducńost (mosaic of the stories, SezamBook, Beograd, Serbia, 2014).

* Volajú ma Žaluď – …a ešte ma nedostali, A mafia-thriller, Vyd. Matice slovenskej, 2015.

 

Collection of stories:

* Summer Favors Lovers (collection of stories, Corinex, 1990).

* Comebacks from Light (collection of sci-fi stories, Slovenský spisovateľ, 1990).

* Animals, me and other prose (collection of stories, Slovenský spisovateľ, 1998).

* ŽIVOTJT KATO SAMIZDAT, zbierka poviedok a esejí, PIC Publ., Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, 2013, in Bulgarian

 

Travel stories:

* Le monde est petit (collection of travel stories, Paris, France, 2005, bilingual Slovak-French).

* Safarnama/Finding the Right Way (collection of travel stories, Krishna Publ., New Delhi, 2006, in Hindi).

* kako je malen ovaj svijet (collection of travel stories, Edicije Božičević, Zagreb, 2009)

* SVET JE MALÝ/THE WORLD IS SMALL, SPN, 2012.

 

Collection of essays:

* Substitutional End of the World, three essays about future of human civilization, Lita, 1992.

* Substitutional End of the World, actualized collection of essays, Ivo Železný Publ./Prague, 1999, in Czech.

* Orgasmodromes, collect. of essays and articles about modern human sexuality, Meritum, 1997.

* And you will become Gods, collection of three essays, Ivo Železný Publ./Prague, 2002, in Czech.

* evetyhing is different, collection of essays about literature, Vyd. Matice slovenskej, 2007.

* Dualóg (+ P. Žantovský), collection of articles about relationships between Czechs and Slovaks, Slovenský literárny klub v ČR, Prague, 2009.

 

Other non-fiction:

* Instinct contra culture (extensive study of history of human sexuality, Print-Servis, 1994)

* Sex contra culture  (study of history of human sexuality, Hynek Publ./Prague, 1999, in Czech).

* Just Like the Gods (study about advances in biology and it impact for everyday life, Slovart, 2001).

* Alphabet of physical love (+ P. Weiss, encyclopaedia, Triton, 2004, in Czech).

* Alphabet of sex and erotica (encyclopaedia, Ikar, 2005).

* handbook of marriage (popular „guidlines" about marriage, Ikar, 2007).

* mafia in bratislava (organized criminality in 90-ties in capitol city, Marenčin PT, 2008,

more than 38 000 copies sold).

* handbook of longevity (popular „handbook" for longevity, Metro Media, 2009).

* mafia in slovakia (organized crime in 90-ties in Slovak republic, Marenčin PT, 2009, awarded as the most selling book of the year 2009 in Slovakia (more than 40 000 copies).

* Mikuláš Černák/Boss of all bosses (portrait of the biggest mafia boss of 90-ties in Slovakia, Marenčin PT, 2010, more than 20 000 copies sold).

* Mikuláš Černák (+ D. Kičin), the biggest mafia boss of  90-ties in Slovakia in data and interviews, Marenčin PT, 2010.

* GORILY V PODSVETÍ - MAFIA.SK, Marenčin PT, 2012 (organized crime in Slovakia, more than 10 000 copies sold).

 * MAFIÁNI, KRVAVÉ PRÍBEHY – ZÚČTOVANIE?, Marenčin PT, 2013.
* Slovenská mafie v praze, Marenčin PT, 2014.

* Trojhlas, interviews with two Slovak and one Czech comedians, Slovart, 2014.
* 5xP = PRVÁ POMOC PRI PARTNERSKÝCH PROBLÉMOCH, book about partnership with a sense
   for humor, Ikar, 2015.
* Ondrej Antavszký – Život s chuťou, Memoirs of a famous Slovak chief-cook. Vyd. Matice slovenskej,
   2015.

 

Audio-books:

* MAFIA NA SLOVENSKU I, vyd. Kniha do ucha, 2011

 

E- books:

* MAFIA V BRATISLAVE, Marenčin PT, 2011

* MAFIA NA SLOVENSKU, Marenčin PT, 2011

* NÁVRAT DO BUDÚCNOSTI, Marenčin PT, 2011

* BOSS VŠETKÝCH BOSSOV - MIKULÁŠ ČERNÁK, Marenčin PT, 2011

* GORILY V PODSVETÍ - MAFIA.SK, Marenčin PT, 2012

* SVET JE MALÝ/THE WORLD IS SMALL, iAdverti, 2012

   http://itunes.apple.com/sk/book/svetje-maly-the-world-is-small/id554103459?mt=11

* THE WORLD IS SMALL/ SVET JE MALÝ, iAdverti, 2012

   http://itunes.apple.com/sk/book/the-world-is-small-svet-je-maly/id554101744?mt=11

* LE MONDE EST PETIT/ THE WORLD IS SMALL, iAdverti, 2012

   http://itunes.apple.com/sk/book/le-monde-est-petit-world-is/id554104733?mt=11

* MAFIÁNI V BRATISLAVE, iAdverti, 2012

  https://itunes.apple.com/cz/book/mafiani-v-bratislave/id583290820?mt=11

* NÁVOD NA MANŽELSTVO, iAdverti, 2013.
* ONDREJ ANTOVSZKÝ VARIL PRE KRÁĽOVNÚ, iAdverti, 2013.
* MAFIÁNI, KRVAVÉ PRÍBEHY – ZÚČTOVANIE?, Marenčin PT, 2013.
* MIKULÁŠ ČERNÁK – BOSS na dOživOtie, iAdverti, 2014.
* MIKULÁŠ ČERNÁK – BOSS slovom A ObrazOm, iAdverti, 2014.
* 5xP = PRVÁ POMOC PRI PARTNERSKÝCH PROBLÉMOCH, Ikar, 2015.
* Volajú ma žaluď, iAdverti, 2015.
* Abeceda sexu a erotiky, Ecoletra, 2015.
* NÁHRADNÍ KONEC SVĚTA, Ecoletra, 2015.

 

Other in electronic form:

* Proppe and others (collection of stories, Net-Book-Club, Denmark, 1997, in English).

* How are you (novel, www.gasbag.wz.cz/tema, Sept. - Dec. 2005).

* Such a normal America (series of travel stories, www.JeToTak.sk 2007 + www.euro-domino, 2008)

* Traveling through Spain (series of travel stories, www.cez-okno.eu , 2008)

* Radioactive! (novel,http://www.sme.sk/tema/radioaktivni--interaktivny-roman/, July - Aug. 2008, 15 parts, approx. 30 000 readers).

* Mafia na Slovensku (non-fi, http://www.sme.sk/tema/mafia-na-slovensku/, okt. - dec. 2009, 30 parts, more than 600 000 readers).

* GORILY V PODSVETÍ - MAFIA.SK (http://www.webmagazin.sk/zivot/citajte-na-pokracovanie-gorily-v-pods/170-clanok.html, nov. - dec. 2012).

* Návrat do Budúcnosti (Pravda.blog, Feb. – Nov. 2012, cca 8 500 readers)
* Návod na manželstvo (www.woman.sk, Dec. 2012 – Apr. 2013, 11 parts, 8 500 čit. + Dec. 2013)
* Mafiáni v Bratislave (HNonline.sk, Jan. – Mar. 2013, 10 parts, 61 700 readers)
* Túlačky (HNonline.sk, May – July 2013, 10 parts, 9 000 readers)

 

* Different stories and essays in: artistswithoutfrontiers.com, diversity.org.mk, alterego.sk, martinus.sk, privatephotoreview.com, LaLupe.com…

 

Copies of some of these books available abroad in libraries: Armenia (1x), Belgium (1x), Cyprus (1x), Czech Republic (42x), France (3x), Germany (1x), Canada (6x), Hungary (1x), Norway (1x), Serbia (1x), Slovenia (1x), Sweden (2x), United Kingdom (3x), U.S.A. (13x), Uzbekistan (1x).

 

Other publications:

-   Co-author of 13 different collections of stories and/or essays in Slovakia and 13 abroad (Austria x2, Czech Republic x5, Cyprus, France, Ukraine, Romania, Russia, USA).

- Author of 12 radio-dramas, TV documents, TV movie and art movie.

- Author of more than 2000 articles in more than 50 major Slovak, Czech and int. newspapers and magazines. 

 

Translations of 290 stories, essays and articles of Gustáv Murín into 49 other languages: Afghani/Darí (1x), Armenian (1x), Austria (4x), Bangladesh (1x), Belarus (1x), Belgium (1x), Bosnian (1x), Brazil-Portuguese (1x), Bulgarian (11x), Croatian (52x), Czech (30x), Cyprus (5x), Danish (1x), Egypt (1x), Estonian (1x), Finish (1x), French (27x), Georgian (2x), German (3x), Greek (2x), Greenland/Inuit (1x), Hungarian (4x), India/Hindi (30x), Italian (1x), Israel (1x), Kyrgyzstan (1x), Lithuanian (1x), Macedonian (4x), Malawi/Chichewa (1x),  Mexico (1x), Maltian (1x), Polish (9x), Portuguese (3x), Roma-East Europe (1x), Romanian (6x), Russian (5x), Serbian (6x), Sierra Leone/Krio (1x), Slovakia (44x in English), Slovenian (2x), Spanish (2x), South Korea (1x), Swedish (2x), Taiwan (1x), Turkish (1x), Ukrainian (1x), U.K. (1x), Uyghur (1x), USA (8x), Vietnam (1x)...

Readings and literary presentations abroad: Armenia (2003), Austria (2003, 2006), Bulgaria (2010, 2013x2), Canada (2004x3, 2010x3), Croatia (1995, 1996, 2011x3), Czech Republic (1994, 1996, 1997, 1999x2, 2001, 2002x5, 2003x4, 2004x6, 2005x2, 2006, 2007, 2011x2, 2012), Cyprus (1998, 2004), Finland (2003), France (2004, 2006x2, 2008x3, 2009x2), Georgia (1996, 2013x4), Greece (2009x3), Hungary (2003x2, 2004, 2011x6), Iceland (2013), India (2000), Japan (2010), Mexico (2003), Nepal (2000), Norway (2004), Poland (2003, 2008), Romania (1995), Serbia (2006, 2007x3, 2010x8, 2011), Slovenia (1996, 2006x2, 2010), Spain (2010, 2011), Sweden (2003), Switzerland (2002), Turkey (2010), USA (1995x2, 1998x2, 2001, 2002x2)…

+ More than 120 literary presentations in 61 cities of  Slovakia.

 

International fellowships:

Internat. Writing Program at University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA (Aug. - Nov., 1995). 

"Creative Reporting Workshop" conducted by Ryszard Kapuściński, Poland (Nov. 1997 - June, 1998).

Internat. Writers´ Residence in Ledig House, New York State, USA  (Sept. - Nov., 1998).

Independent Project of ArtsLink, Univ. of Oklahoma, USA (Feb. - May, 2001).

Internat. Writers´ Residence in Château de Lavigny, Switzerland  (July - Aug., 2002).

International Writing Program at University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA, as a lecturer (Sept., 2002).

International Writers´ Colony, Sičevo, Serbia (Sept., 2007).

International Writers´ Residence, Ekemel, Lefkes - Paros, Greece, (June, 2009)

International Writers´ Residence, Fundación Valparaiso, Mojácar, Spain (February, 2010)

Individual writer´s tour through Turkey, Min. of culture and tourism, (May, 2010).

 

Awards: Best Slovak story (1979), Best Czech and Slovak story (1981), Best Czech and Slovak novella (1986), Special prize in Slovak radio drama (1988), Honorary Fellow in Writing by Univ. of Iowa (1995), Best essay of the year (literary magazine Slovenské pohľady, 1996), Best non-fiction book of the year in Czech and Slovak Republics (E.E.Kisch Award, 2003), The best story for the children (Fifik´s Children Jury Award, 2005), 3rd place at journalist CEE Award (Central and East Europe - APA, 2006), Panta Rhei Award for the most selling book of the year 2009 in Slovakia.

 

Further details in:

* Who's who in the world (Marquis', USA, since 1997).

* Dictionary of international biography (Cambridge, U.K., since 1998).

* International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement (American Biographical Institute, 1998, 2001).

* Album der Slowakischen Schriftsteller (Centre for Information on Literature, 2002).

* Album of Slovak Writers (Centre for Information on Literature, 2003).

* The International Who's Who (Routledge, U.K., 2007)

 

+ Five other international and twelve national publications.

+ Web-sites: artistswithoutfrontiers.com, litcentrum.sk, diversity.org.mk, LaLupe.com, amazon.com etc.