Andrej Blatnik (1963) teaches publishing at the University of Ljubljana. He has published ten fiction and six nonfiction books and won some major Slovenian literary awards. His stories were translated into 30+ languages and included into numerous anthologies, including Best European Fiction and Shorts: Five Centuries of Short Short Stories. He has over 30 books in translation in thirteen languages, including four in English. He was awarded the best Slavic book of short fiction (‘Premje Jugra’) award in 2016. Blatnik appeared on literary festivals such as PEN World Voices, Toronto Festival, Jaipur Festival and Cosmopolis.