Margita Figuli

Margita Figuli (October 2, 1909 in Vyšný Kubín, present day Slovakia – March 27, 1995 in Bratislava, Slovakia) was a Slovak prose writer, translator and author of literature for children and young people.

Margita Figuli in 1937


Margita Figuli was born in a farmer's family in Vyšný Kubín. After her studies in Banská Bystrica, she moved to Bratislava to work as an English correspondent until 1941. Since then she focused on writing only. She died in Bratislava in 1995.



Margita Figuli is a significant representative of the Slovak school of naturalism. Her works started to be published in 1930 in Slovenská nedeľa (Slovak Sunday), Elán (Spirit), Slovenské pohľady (Slovak views) and other periodicals. Love, compassion, and current social problems were prevalent in her writing. Her best works were translated into German, Russian, Polish, and other languages.

List of selected worksEdit


  • 1932 – List od otca (Letter from father)
  • 1938 – Čierny býk (Black bull)
  • 1940 – Olovený vták (Lead bird)
  • 1940 – Tri gaštanové kone (Three Chestnut Horses)
  • 1942 – Tri noci a tri sny (Three nights and three dreams)
  • 1946 – Babylon
  • 1973 – Rebeka (Rebecca)
  • 1974 – Vietor v nás (Wind within us)

For children and young people

  • 1963 – Môj prvý list (My first letter)
  • 1964 – Ariadnina niť (Ariadna's yarn)
  • 1980 – Balada o Jurovi Jánošíkovi (Ballad about Juro Jánošík)


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