photo: Tihomir Pinter
Ales Mustar was born in 1968 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is a poet and literary translator and a freelancer. He graduated from English language and literature at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and took his Ph.D. degree in Romanian literature at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters, Romania. In 2005 he has published a book of poetry C(o)urt Interpretations, which has been translated into English and Macedonian. In 2017 he published his second book of poetry Middle Age. His poems appeared in translation in many foreign languages and he is included in many anthologies. He is translating literature from Romanian and Macedonian, mostly contemporary poetry and fiction and so far has translated more than 25 volumes. He also writes texts for alternative theatre. He contributed texts theatre performances Sixteen Turns (En-Knap, 2005) and Feng Shot (Maska, 2011). He earns his living as a court interpreter.