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Aleš Šteger

Aleš Šteger is a poet and prose writer based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. His work has been widely translated and has appeared in internationally renowned magazines and newspapers as The New Yorker, Boston Review, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, TLS and many others. The Bavarian Academy of Arts awarded him with the International Bienek Prize for Poetry in 2016 calling him “one of the most original European poets writing today”. Among other prizes and honours his English translation of The Book of Things won two major U.S. translation awards (BTBA award and AATSEL). He received the title Chevalier des Artes et Lettres from the French state and is a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts. Aleš was the first international Writer in Residence at the Chinese Research Center of Capital Normal University in Beijing in 2014, and he has also lectured at Sichuan University. Aleš’s work reaches out to various fields of artistic expression. He has worked in the field of visual arts, and has had several collaborations with musicians and film directors. In Chinese translation, IPPH Publishing house in Beijing published his poetry collection Einstein’s Tower in 2014. His prose book Berlin will be published in Chinese translation in Spring 2018 by East China Normal University Press.