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Vinko Vrbanić

Birthdate: 12. May 1951

Vinko Vrbanić is a Croatian writer who lives in Vinkovci, Croatia. He is best known for his published short stories, novellas Furmani [Carters] and Sokolov let [Flight of the Falcon], and coming-of-age novel Glasovi u šumi [Voices in the Forest]. He graduated from the School of Agriculture in Požega, worked in construction, and fought in the Croatian War of Independence.

„Freedom is not a measure of grain to be placed on the scale, but the falcon that soars above the field of Sinj.“

—  Vinko Vrbanić

Furmani-Sokolov let, 2011, short story Hajduk Ivo
Freedom
Original: (bs) Sloboda nije mjera žita da se na kantar stavlja, već onaj soko što leti iznad Polja Sinjskog.

„FATIMA (raises her head, brightens up, and makes a beautiful smile): Husein, this qanoon scents like crazy, you would think a rose from Ta’if smells. C’mon, bend and get a sniff of it, it won’t bite you.“

—  Vinko Vrbanić

Dvadeseto pjevanje, drama, 2nd shared prize, Act 3
Qanoon
Original: (hr) FATIMA (digne glavu, razvedri se i lijepo nasmiješi): Miriše kanun ludo, Huseine, sve misliš Taifska ruža miriše. Hajde bolan sagni se, pomiriši, neće te ujesti.

„Isn’t freedom even this pig skin, which roasted like this crunches so nicely under the teeth?“

—  Vinko Vrbanić

Furmani-Sokolov let, 2011, concluding statement Sokolov let
Freedom
Original: (hr) Zar sloboda nij’ i ova koža svinjska što ‘vako zapečena lijepo pod zub’ma ‘ruska?

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