Vinko Möderndorfer (1958) is a director, playwright, poet and writer. He graduated in theatre direction at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT) in Ljubljana with a performance of Anton Chekhov’s The Proposal in 1982. In the last thirty years he has directed more than 100 theatre and opera performances, he also directs TV and radio productions. In the period from 1992 to 2010 he directed 15 TV plays and documentaries with the scripts he wrote himself. He writes dramas, poems (also for children), novellas, novels, TV and film scripts, radio plays for children and adults. He has received several awards, including the Borštnik Prize for Best Director (1986) for the performance Potujoče gledališče Šopalovič (The Šopalovič Travelling Theatre), the Župančič Prize of the City of Ljubljana (1994) for the collection of novellas Krog male smrti (Circle of Little Death) (Cankarjeva založba, 1993), and the 2000 Prešeren Fund Award for his collection of novellas Nekatere ljubezni (Some Loves) (Cankarjeva založba, 1997). He also received the first prize in the anonymous competition of Radio Slovenia and WDR (1994) for his radio play for adults Pokrajina (The Landscape), the Rožanc Prize (2002) for the best essay collection Gledališče v ogledalu (A Mirror to the Theatre) (Obzorja, 2001) and others.