Uroš Zupan, born in 1963 in Trbovlje, is one of the best-known Slovenian poets. He studied Comparative Literature in Ljubljana, where he lives and works today as an author and translator. He has published poems since 1991, a first collection of essays was published in 1996, followed by many others. His books have been translated into several languages. Uroš Zupan has received many well-known prizes for his poetry, including the “Majska rukovanja” award (1990, Jugoslavia), the Hermann Lenz Prize (1999, Germany) and the “Premio della VI Edizione del Festival Internazionale di Poesia” (2000, Italy).