Peter Pistanek


Age: 54

Summary: Solvakian writer whose first full-length novel Rivers of Babylon was published in 1991 (in English in 2007 in a translation by Peter Petro) and was followed by two other novels The Wooden Village and The End of Freddy, which together make up a trilogy and recount the life of Racz, a fictitious gangster who emerged in autumn 1989 as communist rule was disintegrating.

Cause of Death: Suicide by massive drug overdose

Born: April 28, 1960

Died: March 22, 2015

Bratislava, Slovakia