Neil Astley, Great Britain
Neil Astley is editor of Bloodaxe Books, Britain’s leading poetry imprint, which he founded in 1978. His own books include novels, poetry collections and anthologies, most notably the Bloodaxe Staying Alive trilogy. He is also a trustee of Ledbury Poetry Festival and Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, and a development committee member of Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway, Ireland.
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Birgit Hatlehol, Norway
Birgit Hatlehol is the director of Oslo International Poetry Festival and Oslo Poesifilm – Festival for Digital and Visual Poetry. She is also in charge of The Childrens Poetry Festival and Norwegian rap festival. She is the former director of Kapittel festival in Stavanger and artistic director of the Norwegian Literature Festival at Lillehammer. She has also worked as the cultural editor in the daily newspapers Morgenbladet and Klassekampen and editor in chief of the cultural journal Kritikkjournalen.
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Andrej Hočevar, Slovenia
Andrej Hočevar, poet, critic, editor, and book designer, is a member of the LUD Literatura editorial committee and the main editor of the Prišleki collection. He has been a review editor of the Literatura journal, and later the executive editor of the www.ludliteratura.si electronic medium. He has founded and led many literary and cultural projects, including the international critics’ symposium. He has written five poetry collections. His last book is entitled Leto brez idej (A Year With No Ideas) (2011), and his short fiction debut is about to be published.
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Ana Kožul, Croatia
Ana Kožul was born in 1990 in Vukovar, Croatia. She graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb with an MA in Comparative Literature and Museology and Heritage Management. She worked as a journalist at Libera.org and VoxFeminae and as an editor of the festival column on Port.hr. She lives in Zagreb and works as a producer of the Festival of World Literature and editorial assistant at the Fraktura publishing house.
Tanja Petrič, Slovenia
Tanja Petrič is a literary critic, translator, and editor. She writes for numerous paper and digital media, and for the radio. In the years 2008–15 she was editing the publications of the Vilenica International Literary Festival, and since 2011 she has been co-editor of Litteræ Slovenicæ, an edition of translations of Slovenian literature, which was honoured with the Lavrin diploma Award in 2012. In 2011 she received the Lirikonov zlát Award for her translations of German poetry, and Stritar Award for literary critics in 2015.
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