blackbirdonline journalSpring 2012  Vol. 11  No. 1
Ales Steger
translations by Brian Henry

Aleš Šteger is the author of six books of poetry, a novel, and two books of essays in Slovenian. The Book of Things (BOA Editions, 2010), translated by Brian Henry, is a Lannan Foundation selection and won the 2011 Best Translated Book Award. His work has been translated into 14 languages, including German, Czech, Croatian, Hungarian, and Spanish. He received the 1998 Veronika Prize for the best Slovenian poetry volume of the year, the 1999 Petrarch Prize for young European authors, and the 2007 Rožanc Award for the best collection of essays written in Slovenian. He is a founding editor of the Beletrina publishing house, and he was one of the initiators of the Days of Poetry and Wine Festival.  end

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