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ALEŠ ŠTEGER

Aleš Šteger is a poet, essayist and novelist, writing in Slovenian. Aleš belongs to a generation of writers that started to publish right after the fall of Yugoslavia. His first poetry collection Šahovnice ur (1995) was sold out in three weeks after publication and indicated a new generation of Slovenian artists and writers.

Štegers books have been translated into 16 languages and his poems appeared in internationally renown magazines and newspapers as The New Yorker, Die Zeit, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, TLS and many others. Among other prizes and honours his English translation of Knjiga reči (Thee Book of Things, BOA Editions, 2010) won two mayor U.S. translation awards (BTBA award and AATSEL).

Aleš received the title Chevalier dans le ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French State. He is a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.

Besides writing and translating from German and Spanish Aleš is also the programme director of Beletrina academic Press that he co-funded (www.studentskazalozba.org).

From 1995 to 2004 he was the initiator and programme director of the international poetry festival Days of Poetry and Wine (www.stihoteka.si). He worked also as programme director of the Terminal 12 - programme strand at the Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture.

Since 2012 he is workig on a performative writing project Written on Site, making one public writing performance each year.

Books in Slovenian:

Poetry:
Šahovnice ur, Mladinska knjiga, Ljubljana, 1995.
Kašmir, Nova revija, Ljubljana, 1997.
Protuberance, Študentska založba, Ljubljana, 2002.
Kamen, Študentska založba, Ljubljana, 2005. (selection)
Knjiga reči, Študentska založba, Ljubljana 2005.
Knjiga teles, Študentska založba, Ljubljana 2010.
Arhiv, Itadakimasu, Ptuj, 2013. (selected poems)
Nad nebom pod zemljo, Mladinska knjiga 2015.

Prose:
Včasih je januar sredi poletja, Študentska založba, Ljubljana, 1999. (novel, travelogue)
Berlin, Študentska založba, Ljubljana 2007. (short prose)
Odpusti, Beletrina, Ljubljana, 2014. (novel)


Essays:
S prsti in peto, Mladinska knjiga, Ljubljana 2009.
Na kraju zapisano 1 (Ljubljana), Študentska založba, Ljubljana 2012.
Na kraju zapisano 2 (Fukushima), Študentska založba, Ljubljana, 2013.
Na kraju zapisano 3 (Ciudad de Mexico), Beletrina, Ljubljana, 2014.
Na kraju zapisano 4 (Beograd), Beletrina, Ljubljana, 2015.
Na kraju zapisano 5, Kochi, India, Beletrina, Ljubljana, 2016.

As a editor:
Ptujska knjiga. Slovenska matica, Ljubljana 2006.
Zu zweit nirgendwo. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt, 2007.
Zdaj pa: Ljubljana, Študentska založba, Ljubljana 2010.


Books of Aleš Šteger in translation:

1996 Solitude, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
2000 Kašmir, Drewo a srd, Bratislava.
2001 Kaschmir, Edition Korrespondenzen, Wien.
2001 Regreso a casa, Beletrina, Ljubljana.
2002 Leden je nĕkdy uprostřed léta, Vetrny Mlyny, Brno.
2003 Protuberance, Drevo a srd, Bratislava.
2003 Protuberance, Meandar, Zagreb.
2003 Protuberance, PAN, Sofia.
2005 Protuberancias, Ediciones Arlequín, Guadalajara.
2005 Poezija Apsimoka, Vario Burnos, Vilnius.
2006 Protuberancia, Veszprem, Szeged.
2006 Buch der Dinge, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt a M..
2006 Pesme, Društvo pisaca Makedonije, Skopje.
2006 Knjiga rijeći, Bosanska rijeć, Tuzla.
2006 Libro de las cosas, Casa de la Poesia, Costa Rica.
2007 Katkad je siječanj usred ljeta, Meandar, Zagreb.
2008 Geburt eines Engels, (co-author), Wunderhorn, Mainz.
2009 Preussenpark, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt a. M.
2009 Berlin, Arhipelag, Beograd.
2009 Berlino, Zandonai, Trento.
2010 Berlin, Meandar, Zagreb.
2010 El Guant, Pen Catala, Barcelona.
2010 The Book of Things, BOA Editions, Rochester.
2010 Aspirin. Poetry East-West, Peking Los Angeles.
2011 Ponekogaše Januari srede leto. Blesok, Skopje.
2011 Berlín. Pre-Textos, Valencia.
2011 Edinstvanea obumamec na kamčka, Sofia.
2011 Der Handschuh, Edition Thanhäusser, Ottensheim.
2012 Buch der Körper, Schöffling, Frankfurt am Main.
2012 Odbrani pesmi, Menora, Skopje.
2014 Einsteinov stolp, IPPH, Beijing.
2014 Berlin, Vetrny Mlyny, Brno.
2015 Berlin, Counterpath, Denver, USA.
2015 Knjiga riječi i stvari, Franktura, Zagreb.
2016 Archiv der toten Seelen, Schöffling, Frankfurt a M.,
2016 Logbuch der Gegenwart: Taumeln, Haymon, Innsbruck.





Aleš Šteger as translator:

1997 Gottfried Benn: Dvojno življenje, Beletrina, Ljubljana
2000 Michael Donhauser: Meridiani, Beletrina, Ljubljana
2002 Peter Huchel: Pod koreniko osata, Litera, Maribor
2004 Pablo Neruda: Lirika, Mladinska knjiga, Ljubljana
2006 Ingeborg Bachmann: Razloži, ljubi, Mohorjeva, Celovec.
2009 Olga Orozco: Na koncu je bil glagol, Mladinska Knjiga, Ljubljana.
2009 Durs Grünbein: Pregibi in pasti, Študentska založba, Ljubljana.
2010 César Vallejo: Pesmi človeka, Kud Logos, Ljubljana.
2016 Ko Un: Pišem v zrak, Beletrina, Ljubljana.

 
© 2008 Aleš Šteger