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Jernej Županič

Born in 1982 in Ljubljana where he later attended all the requisite schools and ultimately graduated in Philosophy (with a thesis on Hegel) and Comparative Literature (on Coetzee) before starting and then abandoning a post-graduate program in the latter. Since graduation, he has been a contributor to the literary journal Literatura, initially as a reviewer and critic, later also as its proofreader, translator and author. Today, he makes his living as a freelance proofreader and English–Slovene translator. Since the beginning of the current financial crisis, work has been somewhat scarce, leaving him with time to pursue an ever-increasing number of hobbies – lately, these have included cycling, cooking and gardening. He has a girlfriend he intends to marry, and two cats.