Brane Mozetič

Brane Mozetič (1958) is a poet, writer, translator, editor, publisher, activist, and a promoter of Slovene literature abroad. He has so far published sixteen poetry collections, three novels, among them Zgubljena zgodba (Lost Story) (Aleph, 2001), and a book of short stories. He is also the author of six children’s picture books, among them Prva ljubezen (First Love) (ŠKUC, 2014). Over seventy translations of his books have been published (his poetry collection Banalije (Banalities) (ŠKUC, 2003) alone was translated into thirteen languages). He translates mostly from French and has translated over thirty books. He is editor of the book series Aleph and the LGBT series Lambda, he has also edited a number of anthologies and presentations of Slovene literature abroad. For a number of years he was a leading activist in the gay movement and was for seven years the chief editor of the homoerotic magazine Revolver. He organised a number of international meetings, forums, exhibitions and activities related to AIDS, activist installations, and much more. He also co-organises the annual international music and literature festival Živa književnost (Living Literature) and the LGBT Film Festival, and organises literary tours and poetry translation workshops both at home and abroad.

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