Vesna Lemaić (1981, Slovenia) has published two collections of short stories, two novels, and a radio play. One of her short stories was included in the anthology Best European Fiction. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Best Debut Award, the Fabula Award, the Zlata Ptica Award, and the Novo Mesto Award. She has led writing workshops for young adults and experimental workshops for group writing. She actively collaborates with the NGO ŠKUC in organising the literary-music festival Živa Književnost.