Silvester Lavrík: Master history, you know?
– Slovakia

Born in Spišský Štiavnik in 1964. He graduated in theater directing from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and worked as a director of the Slovak Radio, he collaborates with several theaters in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Ukraine.He was a teacher of the Slovak language and art education, he also founded the BáPoDi theater association, and is currently the director of the Dezider Kardoš Elementary Art School in Bánovice nad Bebravou. In his prosaic work, he is interested in history, and he has attracted the public with his novel Nedeľné šachy s Tisom [Sunday Chess with Tiso]. In his so far latest book Posledná k. & k. barónka [Last k. & k. Baroness], he compiled the story of Margita Czóbel, the niece of the painter Ladislav Mednyánszky: An unbiased and careful reading of the time and the story of the Last k. & k. Baroness can help us understand and anticipate today’s dangerous trends. In individuals, nations, and ideologies.