Juraj Červenák: Slovak, Czech and Polish
 – Slovakia

A Slovak writer publishing in Slovak, Czech and Polish, he comes from the village of Vyhne, but has lived in nearby town of Banská Štiavnica since his childhood. He has held various professions, with his most recent role being the manager of a cinema. Since 2005, he has been a professional writer. He made his literary debut in 1993, and since then he has authored over thirty books. He is most recognized as an author of historical fantasy works with Slavic motifs (the Warlock (Černokňažník), Bivoj and Hero (Bohatier) series). He has also written an independent novel Ax of Bronze, Fleece of Gold (Sekera z bronzu, rúno zo zlata) inspired by ancient mythology, a western with horror and fantasy elements Rattler Callahan (Štrkáč Callahan), and a collection of fairy-tale-adventure stories for younger readers, Legends of the Golden City (Legendy Zlatého mesta). The author's historical novels have gained significant recognition, particularly the period detective stories about Captain Stein and the notary Barbarič (Dead on Pekelný vrch (Mŕtvy na Pekelnom vrchu), Blood of the Firstborns (Krv prvorodených), and others), as well as the series set during the Great Turkish War, The Adventures of Captain Báthory (Dobrodružstvá kapitána Báthoryho).