Ana Schnabl (1985) is a writer, journalist and literary critic. She is currently writing her doctoral thesis on women’s autofiction and working on an anti-bildungsroman about a girl growing up in a violent family. As a cultural journalist she worked for the daily Dnevnik for a number of years and wrote various articles for magazines. In 2017 her collection of short stories Razvezani (United) (Beletrina) won critical acclaim and the Best Debut Award at the Slovene Book Fair, followed by two further nominations and the Edo Budiša Award in Croatia. Three years later she published her first novel Mojstrovina (Masterpiece) (Beletrina, 2020), that was well received by readers at home and abroad – with the book she travelled through a large part of Europe, including a residence in the Museumsquartier in Vienna, the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, and the first European Writer's Festival in London. The novel was given favourable reviews in numerous Austrian, German and English media and was included on the longlist for the Dublin Literary Award in January 2023. Her second novel Plima (Tide) (Beletrina, 2022) was longlisted for the Kresnik Award.