(1979) Považská Bystrica
Graduated in graphics and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. She published her first short stories in literary magazines and anthologies, Poviedka 2001 and Poviedka 2003. She dedicates herself to various activities with societal and social focus, she collaborates externally with the Center for Philanthropy, with the Community Foundation Bratislava and with the Institute for Public Issues. In 2002 she debuted with collection of short stories Miesto pre samotu / A Place for Loneliness, which received Ivan Krasko Prize. Novella Biele miesta / Blank Spaces was short-listed for Anasoft litera 2007 and published in Serbian translation. Anasoft litera 2011 winner Piata loď / The Fifth Ship is her first novel. She lives in Pezinok, has two kids.
Piata loď / The Fifth Ship
The novel The Fifth Ship narrates a story of children who set up their little secret family in a garden house. It is a substitute family in a substitute home. Kompaníková succeeded in the test of long prose writing as a great storyteller. Her ambition is to fill the emptiness caused by solitude.
The book was translated into Czech language and published by Větrné mlýny in 2012 under the title Pátá loď.
Biele miesta / Blank Spaces
The short novel reflects authentically the reality of socially marginalized people. Its brilliantly detailed descriptions introduce the reader to the life in a Romany settlement. It doesn´t judge or criticize, it just sensitively depicts the environment, the mentality of the inhabitants, their mutual relations and their approach to life. Blank spaces raise our interest in the innermost essence of a human being.
The book was translated into Serbian language and published by AGORA in 2010 under the title Bela mesta.