Andrej Hočevar was born in 1980 in Maribor, Slovenia. He studied Comparative Literature at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Arts. He is a poet, critic, occasional translator of poetry from English and German, editor-in-chief of thePrišleki book series and executive editor of the e-journal www.ludliteratura.si. Hočevar has conceived and headed several literary and cultural projects, such as the project “Slovenian Literature and Foreign Critics”.
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Veno Taufer was born in 1933 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is a poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic, editor and translator. In 1985, he gave the initiative for the establishment of a commission for the protection of freedom of thought and writing which turned into a noted civil society incentive to express public opinion for the “Slovene Spring movement”. In 1986, he realised the ideal of a Vilenica, and he led the festival for thirteen years; since 1998 he has been a founding president and jury member. His work has been received numerous awards at home and abroad.
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