Aleš Šteger

Writer, Ljubljana
Fellowship: 01.09.2015–31.03.2016



Aleš Šteger is a poet, essayist, and novelist, writing in Slovenian.

Šteger’s books have been translated into 16 languages and his poems appeared in international renown magazines and newspapers as The New Yorker, Die Zeit, TLS and many others.

Aleš received the title »Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres« from the French State. He is a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.

Besides writing and translating from German and Spanish, Aleš is also the programming director of Beletrina academic Press that he co-funded.


Fields of Research

  • General literature
  • Contemporary central European poetry
  • Apocalypticism
  • Travel writing


Project outline

Kurator der Poetica II: "Blue Notes"


Publications (Selection)

  • 2001 Kaschmir, Edition Korrespondenzen, Wien.
  • 2006 Buch der Dinge, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt a. M.
  • 2009 Preussenpark, Suhrkamp, Frankfurt a. M.
  • 2011 Der Handschuh, Edition Thanhäusser, Ottensheim.
  • 2012 Buch der Körper, Schöffling, Frankfurt a. M.