Cvetka Lipuš, born in 1966 in Eisenkappel/Železna Kapla, studied comparative literature and Slavic studies in Klagenfurt. From 1990 to 2000 she was co-editor of the cultural magazine Mladje alongside Maja Haderlap and Fabjan Hafner. From 1995 she lived and worked in the United States, where she studied library and information science at the University of Pittsburgh. She writes in Slovene and has published numerous volumes of poetry. For her literary work, she received the 2016 Prešeren Foundation Prize, the Austrian State Scholarship for Literature and the Carinthian State Prize for Literature.