Borut Gombač/Slovenia, 1962
Borut Gombač (1962, Slovenia) is a poet, writer, and playwright. Since 1992, he has been employed at the University Library of Maribor as a librarian. Gombač has received the Glazer Plaque in 2006 and the Veronika Award in 2020 and has been nominated for the Desetnica and Večernica awards multiple times. He is the author of a number of poetry books for both young and adult readers. His latest book of poetry, Zagrizi v umetnost: pike in črte iz Zbirke UGM (“Bite into Art: Dots and Lines from the UGM Collection”), was published in 2022. Gombač has also released several albums of poetry set to music, such as Melodije zamolčanih besed (“Melodies of Unspoken Words”, 2017). He writes fairy tales and is the author of a number of puppet shows and plays, both for theatre and radio. His poetry for children and adults has been featured in several anthologies.