Aleš Mustar

Aleš Mustar was born in 1968 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is a poet and literary translator and works as a freelancer. He graduated from the University of Ljubljana with a degree in English language and literature and took his PhD in Romanian literature at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters, Romania. In 2005 he published a book of poetry C(o)urt Interpretations, which was nominated for the best debut author of the year and has been translated into English and Macedonian.  In 2017 he published his second book of poetry Middle Age, which was nominated for two of the most important prizes in Slovenia, for the best poetry collection published in the previous two years accorded by Slovene Writers’ Association and the Veronika award for the best  poetry collection of the year. His poems have appeared in translation in many foreign languages and have been included in many anthologies. He translates literature from Romanian and Macedonian, mostly contemporary poetry and fiction and so far has translated more than 25 volumes.  He also writes texts for alternative theatre. He contributed texts for theatre performances Sixteen Turns (En-Knap, 2005) and Feng Shot (Maska, 2011). He earns his living as a court interpreter.
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