Fragma is the debut collection of short fiction by Mojca Kumerdej, an award-winning Slovenian writer. Kumerdej's style is witty, lucid, darkly funny—a style that can bring us to sympathize with, even as we loathe, characters obsessed with luxury cars and jealous of their own daughters. Her stories of sadism, masochism, mutual addiction, and violence in multiple forms introduce us to an utterly unique voice, valuable because it tells English readers something about contemporary Slovenia but, even more, because it tells us something about ourselves.
Mojca Kumerdej is a Slovenian writer, the author of four books of fiction, including the award-winning novel The Harvest of Chronos. She hold a PhD in philosophy from the University of Ljubljana.
Rawley Grau has translated numerous works from Slovenian. In 2016, he was awarded the AATSEEL Prize for his translation of A Science Not for the Earth by the Russian poet Yevgeny Baratynsky. His translation of Mojca Kumerdej's The Harvest of Chronos appeared in 2017. He teachers translation at the University of Primorska in Koper.