Robert Simonišek (1977) is a poet, writer and art historian and currently lives in Celje, Slovenia. He studied philosophy and art history, he also received a doctoral degree from the latter. His poetry debut was published in 2003 under the title Drowned Catalogue (Potopljeni katalog), his second collection, namely Autoportrait Without a Map (Avtoportret brez zemljevida) followed five years later. His so far latest collection are Migrations (Selitve, 2013). Simonišek's texts are translated into different languages, his work has been included in several domestic and foreign anthologies. He collected and translated into Slovene poems by Desmond Egan and a novel by William Trevor. The author gained domestic critical acclaim with his psychologically crafted novel The Room Under The Castle (Soba pod gradom, 2013), which was nominated for the Slovene novel of the year. His relationship to poetry, art and the world was articulated in the essay collection The Crash of Spaces (Trk prostorov, 2015), which in 2016 received a prize for the best Slovene essayist work of the year.
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