Tibor Hrs Pandur (1985, Slovenia) received his Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. He is the founder and editor of the literary magazine and Paraliterary Organisation I.D.I.O.T. where he publishes poetry, drama and theoretical writings. He gives spoken word performances in Slovenia and around Europe. In 2008 his first play Dream 59 (awarded the Young dramatist award in 2013) premiered at Glej Theatre in Ljubljana. In 2010 the Center for Slovenian Literature published his first book of poetry Energymachine, followed by his translations of Jim Morrison’s selected poetry in 2011. He is also the programme leader of the International festival of developing literary practices LITERODROM produced by Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana. He is currently working on his second book featuring dream-texts Internal Affairs, while translating Nikola Tesla’s essay The Problem of Increasing Human Energy.
Milan Dekleva (1946, Slovenia), poet, novelist, journalist, playwright, composer, musician and author of books for children. His first book of poetry Mushi, mushi (1971) is considered the first Slovenian haiku collection. Dekleva has received numerous awards, among them the Jenko Award (1990), the Rožanc Award (1999), the Veronika Award (2003, 2008), the Kresnik Award (2006) and the Prešeren Lifetime Achievement Award (2006). His works are translated into English, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian and other languages.