Anja Golob (1976) has so far published four books of poetry in Slovene, one in German in collaboration with Nikolai Vogel, a reprint of the first three volumes in one book, and three translations (2 in German, 1 in Croatian), selections of poems and other texts in numerous magazines, and about 750 theatre critiques. Her 2nd and 3rd book were both awarded the Jenko Poetry Prize for best Slovene collection in past two years (2014 & 2016), her fourth book received the prize called kritiško sito (2020) for best Slovene book of 2019 by the Slovene Literary Critics Association.
Since January 2020 she appears regularly as a columnist in Studio City, a weekly show on national TV. She works as poet, writer and translator. In 2013 she co-founded a small publishing house VigeVageKnjige, where she’s now the editor-in-chief. It specialises in publishing Slovene translations of graphic novels for both children and adults.
After studying Philosophy and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana (Slovenia), she worked as a theatre critic for 12 years, mainly publishing in Večer, a Slovene daily. She occasionally still works as a dramaturg for contemporary art and dance performances. She is fluent in English and German, reasonably cool in BHS, and understands some French. She is a member of Mensa. She lives between Ljubljana and Brussels.
She is deeply thankful at least to Ágota Kristóf, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Alfred Hitchcock, Ernst Lubitsch, Tomas Tranströmer, Nelly Sachs, Sylvia Plath, Else Lasker-Schüler, Srečko Kosovel, Mark Strand, Vasko Popa, Dane Zajc, Mila Kačič, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Georg Büchner, Georges Bataille, Samuel Beckett, Franz Kafka, Sapho, J. D. Salinger, J. M. Coetzee, Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Woolf, Rosa Luxemburg, Josef Koudelka, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Vivien Maier, Baruch de Spinoza, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Zdravko Kobe, Mladen Dolar, la la la human steps, Radiohead, Raised by Swans, Explosions in the Sky, Wim Mertens, Tindersticks, Freddie Mercury, Aaron Swartz, Alan Turing, Ljuba Prenner, EKV, Pina Bausch, Käthe Kollwitz, Egon Schiele, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Georges Schwizgebel, Marko Jakše, Caster Semenya, Mukhtar Mai, Paradise Sorouri and Barbara Pušnik.