Nataša Konc Lorenzutti
Nataša Konc Lorenzutti (1970) graduated from the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana, at the Stage Acting and the Artistic Word department, where she also completed her master’s degree in 2010. Between 1994 and 1999 she was engaged as an actress in two professional Slovenian theatres, and since 1999 she has dedicated herself to literature. To date she has published thirteen books for children and young people and three for adults. She has been nominated for the “Original Slovenian Picture Book Prize” and the “Modra Ptica” (Blue bird) award, as well as twice each for the “Desetnica” and the “Večernica” Awards. Her fiction for adults has won the “Glas žensk” (Woman’s voice) award three times, and twice won Trieste’s “Mladika” award. In addition to pursuing her freelance writing career, for ten years she has been a teacher of drama at the Nova Gorica High School, where she and her students have also staged her plays.