Aleš Šteger

Thursday 15 February @ 8.30PM. Cork Arts Theatre.


Aleš Šteger is a poet, essayist and novelist, and the most translated Slovenian author of his generation, beginning to publish immediately after the fall of Yugoslavia. His first poetry collection Šahovnice ur (1995) sold out in three weeks and of his three subsequent collections, Knjiga reči (Thee Book of Things, BOA Editions, 2010, translated by Brian Henry) won two mayor U.S. translation awards (BTBA award and AATSEL).

Šteger has also written a fictional travelogue in Peru (January in the Middle of Summer), and a collection of lyric essays (Berlin). His books have been translated into 16 languages and his poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Die Zeit, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and the TLS. He translates from German and Spanish.

Šteger's has also served as programme director of Beletrina academic Press (1995 to 2004) and the initiator and programme director of the international poetry festival Days of Poetry and Wine ( He also worked as programme director of the Terminal 12 - programme strand at the Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture.

Šteger ia also working on a performative writing project Written on Site, making one public writing performance each year.

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



Aleš Šteger's website

A poem published in The Boston Review

Two poems from The Book of Things




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Cork International Poetry Festival

13 - 17 February 2018

Cork International Poetry Festival



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