Writer and publicist Andrej Predin (1976) attended primary and secondary school in Maribor, then moved to Ljubljana to study biology. He wrote his first novel Na zeleno vejo (Getting Ahead, 2007) when he returned to Slovenia and achieved considerable success – the book made the list for the national literary competition, sparking off great controversy over its allegedly indecent and inappropriate content. It was followed by the novel Učiteljice (Schoolmistresses, 2010) in which Predin further polished his literary style. His third novel Prihodnost d.o.o. (Future Ltd., 2014) is the last in his Maribor trilogy. He is currently writing stories about a little girl called Mary that are the product of collaboration with renowned illustrator Marjan Manček and have been translated into English and Turkish. His green picture book Gnusna kalnica (Yucky Pits) won the author his first nomination for the Desetnica Award, his latest litterary release is picture book Čebula Grdula (Ugly Onion, 2015).