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Pavol Rankov (born 1964 in Poprad, Slovakia) is a Slovak writer. He studied library science at the Comenius University, graduating in 1987. He then worked at the Slovak National Library in Martin and at the Slovak Pedagogic Library in Bratislava. In 1993, he joined the staff of the Comenius University. He won the EU Prize for Literature as well as the Angelus Award for his novel Stalo sa prvého septembra (alebo inokedy) or It Happened on September the First (or Whenever).

Rankov lives in Bratislava.

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