|Vladimir Oravsky (left):
Swedish author and film director. Born 22.1 1947 in Czechoslovakia.
Before Oravsky decided to be a full-time writer he made a living in Czechoslovakia as machine engineer and conveyor belt constructor. In Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Thailand and USA Oravsky survived as dishwasher, cleaner, newspaperman, dock worker, gold-washer, pea picker, tractor driver, cook, actor, photographer, translator, copywriter, literary critic, dramaturgist, lecturer, teacher, culture bureaucrat, such as culture manager for Umeå municipality, film- and theatre director and producer.
Oravsky is published by many publishing houses, as Studentlitteratur, h:ström – Text & Kultur, Nya Doxa, Symposion, Raketförlaget, Lundtofte Publishing, De Rode Kamer and Branner og Koch.
Oravsky has published books for children and youth, commissioned plays and screenplays. As his favorite model George S. Kaufman, Oravsky works often in collaboration with writing partners, among them Kurt Peter Larsen, Daniel Malmen, Michael Segerström, Lars von Trier, Jakob Stegelman, Natasa Durovicova.
Vladimir Oravsky and Kurt Peter Larsen are joint winners of 2006 International award for best play for children, organized by International Playwrights’ Forum, International Theatre Institute / ITI and International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People / ASSITEJ, for their contribution “AAAHR!!!”
“The Diary of Zlata Ibrahimivic” by Oravsky & Malmen was one of winning plays in competition, organized by Royal Drama Theatre / Elverket in Stockholm.
Books on film
”Film 1983: the best of the Year”, 1983, co-author: J. Stegelmann.
”Film 84: film årbogen 1984” (Film Year book 1984), co-author: J. Stegelmann.
”I skuggornas hetta” (In the Heat of Shadows), 1984, co-author: Olle Ekstrand, N. Durovicova, Kerstin Sandström.
”Ånden i biostaden” (Soul of the Cinema), 1985, co-author: O. Ekstrand, N. Durovicova, Sven-Erik Svensson.
Books for children and youth
Autobiographic: ”Öya, en flicka liten som ett busfrö” (Öya, a Little Girl Devil), 1988, co-author: Elsa Thern.
”Öya växer till sig”, (Öya Grows up), 1989, co-author: E Thern.
”Dumma byxa ut och gå när man nappar på en tå” (Out, Silly Trousers!), 2004.
”Herman och Tusse” (Herman and Tusse), 1989, co-author: K. P. Larsen.
”Herman och stjärnorna” (Herman and the Stars), 1989, co-author: K. P. Larsen.
”Harry - en bussig buss” (Harry, a Kind Bus) 1989, co-author: K. P. Larsen.
”Zlata Ibrahimovics dagbok” (The Diary of Zlata Ibrahimovic), 2004, co-author: D. Malmén.
”Det rena landet : en berättelse om våldtäkt” (The Immaculate Country : a Rape Story), 2007, co-author: D. Malmén.
”På väg : Berättelser av Zlata Ibrahimovic” (On the Way : Stories by Zlata Ibrahimovic), 2007.