Portrait of Ruzena Jesenska sitting on a chair

Růžena Jesenská

Author of dramatic, wild and erotic poetry Written by Julija Ovsec, PhD student at the Charles University Prague. Růžena Jesenská (1863-1940) was an extremely prolific writer and poet. She wrote poems, short stories, stories for children, plays and novels. She also worked as a journalist and published in newspapers for Read more…

Alma M. Kalrin sitting in front of her collection she assembled during her journey

Alma Maximiliana Karlin

A Woman Writer Who Transcended Boundaries of Her Time Written by Anja Polajnar, PhD student at the Graduate School, University of Nova Gorica Alma Maximiliana Karlin (1889-1950) is known as a writer, extraordinary traveller of her time, female personality, intellectual, cosmopolitan, polyglot, translator, amateur researcher, theosophist. In the years 1919-1927, Read more…

Bulgarian woman writer and important public figure during the late Ottoman period.

Ekaterina Vassileva

A Bilingual Bulgarian Woman Writer from the late Ottoman period Written by Lora Haralambieva, PhD student at Sofia University Ekaterina Vassileva (1852-1926) was a Bulgarian woman writer and important public figure, associated with the activities of the Bulgarian community in Romania during the late Ottoman period. On her mother’s side Read more…

Zofka Kveder was the most distinguished Slovenian woman writer in the beginning of the 20th century.

Zofka Kveder

Zofka Kveder – first Slovenian professional woman writer Written by Darko Ilin, M.A. student, University of Nova Gorica Zofka Kveder (1878–1926) significantly contributed to the cultural life in Slovenia, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. She was the most distinguished Slovenian woman writer in the Read more…