Aleš Šteger

Aleš Šteger (1973) is a poet and writer. He has published more than 20 books of poems, prose and essays and is noted for his collaborations with composers, musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers. Šteger is the programme director of Beletrina Academic Press, which he co-founded 25 years ago. He has initiated and directed Europe-wide arts projects, most notably Versopolis – a European platform for emerging poets and international poetry festivals. His Knjiga reči (The Book of Things) (Beletrina, 2015) won the BTBA and AATSEL awards. In 2016, he was awarded the Bienek Prize for Poetry by the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts. In 2022, his novel Neverend (Beletrina, 2017) was awarded the International Spycher Prize for Literature in Leuk, Switzerland, and came in first place on the prestigious SWR Bestenliste. He received the title Chevalier des Artes et Lettres from the French state and is a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts and the German Academy for Language and Literature. His most recent book in English is Burning Tongues, New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2022). Other notable books in Slovene are: Svet je vmes (The World is In Between) (Pivec, 2022), Na kraju zapisano (Written on Site) (Beletrina, 2023), Kurent (Mladinska knjiga, 2015).

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