Iztok Osojnik


Iztok Osojnik (born 1951 in Ljubljana, Slovenia), poet, fiction writer, essayist, editor, translator, artist, tour director, mountain climber. A trendsetter in his youth and a co-founder of the prankish sous-realisme movement is still today an independent mind who proceeds along his own paths. He graduated in Comparative Literature from the University of Ljubljana (1977). Postgraduate studies at Osaka Gaidai University (1980-82). Currently he is working towards a Ph. d. course at the University of Koper. He is the former director of the International literary festival Vilenica and currently together with Ana Jelnikar organizes The Golden Boat international poetry translation Workshop. So far he published 26 collections of poetry, 4 novels and 3 volumes of essays on literature, anthropology, and philosophy. He published three books of poetry in English: Alluminations (City Gallery of Arts of Ljubljana), a collection of poetry And Some Things Happen for the First Time (Modry Peter, Canada 2001) and Mister Today (Jacaranda Press, California 2004). His poems and essays were translated and published in 20 languages. He was awarded with several national and international literary awards.