Cvetka Lipuš, Slovenia / Austria
The poet Cvetka Lipuš was born in 1966 in Bad Eisenkappel, Austria. She graduated in Comparative Literature and Slavic Studies from the University of Klagenfurt and obtained a degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She writes in Slovene and has authored seven books of poetry, among them: Pragovi dneva (Barriers of Day, 1989), Pojdimo vezat kosti (Let’s Bind Bones, 2008) and Kaj smo, ko smo (What Are We, When We Are, 2015), for which she received the Prešeren Foundation Award, the most prestigious national prize for cultural achievements.
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Carlos Pascual, Slovenia / Mexico
Carlos Pascual was born in 1964 in Mexico City, Mexico, and has been living in Slovenia since 2008. He studied film, literature and theatre. He is the author of the collection of poetry Caída Libre (Free Fall, 1999) and two plays. He has also conceived and produced several films. As he is not a proponent of state subsidies for culture, he completed all of his projects on his own. In 2014, he founded the Pocket Teater Studio and published a collection of essays, titled De sirvientas, tacones altos y oportunidades perdidas (Of Maids, High Heels and Lost Opportunities), in 2015.
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