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Veronika Simoniti (1967) is a graduate of Italian and French Studies. For several years she worked as a freelance translator. She started writing as a storyteller for Radio Slovenia. For her first published story, “Metuljev zaliv” (Butterfly Bay; 2000), she received first prize in a Literatura magazine competition. She has also published in other literary journals and for the radio, receiving many awards. Her debut collection of short stories Zasukane štorije (Twisted Stories; 2005) was nominated as the debut of the year in 2006, and it won Dnevnik newspaper’s 2007 Fabula Award. In 2011 she published Hudičev jezik (The Devil’s Tongue; LUD Literatura), which was her second collection of short stories, and in 2014 she published the novel Kameno seme (Stoney Seed; Založba Litera), nominated for the “Kresnik Award” for the best Slovenian novel. Two of her stories have appeared within Delo newspaper’s “Summer Stories” collection (2006 and 2012). Her work is included in the English-language anthology of Slovenian short stories A Lazy Sunday Afternoon (Litteræ Slovenicæ, DSP, 2007), as well as in the anthology of Slovenian authors Kliči me po imenu (Call Me by Name; Študentska založba, 2013). Excerpts for her work have appeared in translation catalogues, magazines and in internet publications in Croatian, Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Italian and Serbian.