Uroš Zupan, a poet and essayist, was born in 1963 in Trbovlje and graduated in comparative literature from the University of Ljubljana. A winner of numerous prizes, including the Prešeren Foundation Award, the Jenko Prize, the Herman Lenz Prize (Langenburg 1999, Germany) and the Premio della VI Edizione del Festival Internazionale di Poesia (Genova 2000), he has published eight collections of poetry and three books of essays. His poetry titles include Sutras (1991), River (1993), Opening of Delta (1995), Succession (1998), A Tree and a Sparrow (1999), Oil (2002) and Locomotives (2004). The books of essays are: Light Inside an Orange (1996), The Songs Stays the Same (2000), Walker (2003) and Autumn Leaves (2006). He has translated a number of poets, including Yehuda Amichai and John Ashbery. His own work has appeared in numerous languages, books and journals. He lives with his family in Ljubljana and is a free-lance writer.