Sanje Publishing

Dead Serious
by Desa Muck

  • original title: Blazno resno
  • young adult (10-15 years)
  • 5 titles (approx. 120 pages each)
  • first published from 1993-2000
  • bestsellers in Slovenia (8-15.000 copies sold per title)
  • rights available: world
  • sold to: Austria (part of the series)
  • sample translations available in English and French
Dead Serious

Desa Muck's appearance marked a new era in Slovenian young-adult literature. Her series of Dead Serious novels (Dead serious about sex, 1993, Dead serious about good manners, 1995, Dead serious about getting stoned, 1996, Dead serious about fame, 1998, Dead serious about school, 2000) was a great success with teenagers as well as with teachers and psychologists. These books are at once novels, handbooks and companions, dealing with various teenage problems (including taboo topics) and stimulating critical reflection. Muck's writing is remarkable for her sense of humor, her perspicacity and generosity. As an actor and screenwriteer, she has perfect mastery of dialogue and her creative use of colloquial language is especially suited for communication with adolescent readers.

Sample English translation is available in the attachement.