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The writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter feri lainšček (1959) has authored well over 100 books. He is best known for his novels, and to date he has already published 22, some of which have been translated into other languages. He has received many prominent awards and accolades for his literary works. In 1995 he was awarded the Prešeren Fund Prize for his novel Ki jo je megla prinesla (The Woman Carried in by the Fog). Twice he has won the Kresnik Award, namely, in 1992 for his novel Namesto koga roža cveti (Instead of Whom does the Flower Bloom) and in 2007 for his novel Muriša. In 2000, his collection of tales Mislice (Little Thoughts) received the Večernica Award for the best Slovenian work of youth literature, while in 2011 he won the Desetnica Award for his book Pesmi o Mišku in Belamiški (Mousy the Mouse and White-mouse). Six feature films have been based on his novels.