Simona Škrabec

After graduating from German Studies and Comparative Literature in Slovenia, she wrote a Ph.D. thesis in literary theory at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). She is the most important intermediary between Slovenian and Catalonian literature in the field of translations and information. Besides translating, she regularly publishes essays and articles on twentieth-century European literature. She also,along with Arnau Pons, coordinated a pioneer research on the relationship between German and Catalan cultures Carrers de frontera (Grenzen sind Straßen, 2007-2008). Her work L’estirp de la solitud (“Progeny of Solitude”, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona 2003; Slovenian edition: Literatura, Ljubljana 2005) was awarded the Josep Carner Prize in literary theory. In the book L’atzar de la lluita (“Of Chance and Strife”) she reflects on Central Europe as the region where the main tendencies of modernity took shape.

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