Miriam Drev/Slovenia, 1957
Miriam Drev (1957, Slovenia) is an author, translator, literary critic, and radio playwright. In 2021, she published her third novel, Od dneva so in od noči (“They Are of the Day and of the Night”), written entirely in the form of epistles, and in 2022, her sixth book of poetry titled Zdravljenje prednikov (“Ancestral Healing”). Her poems are featured in a number of anthologies: two in the Czech Republic, as well as in volumes published in Poland, Italy, and the US. Drev’s poetry has furthermore been published in various English, Czech, Italian, Serbian, and German magazines. She is also a co‑author of the first Slovenian vegetarian cookbook titled 101 zelenjavni jedilnik (“101 Vegetarian Menus”, 1983, 2012). In 2014 and 2016, Drev was nominated for the Mira Award of the Slovenian PEN Society for her oeuvre and ethical stance. She is a member of the Slovenian Writers’ Association, SC PEN, and the Slovenian Association of Literary Translators.