Vlado Žabot (1958) is one of the most distinctive contemporary Slovene writers. He has published a number of novels, a collection of short stories, and two fairy tales for children as well as an epic poem about the Old Slav myth of the Green Man, Holy Wedding (Sveta poroka, 2013). From 2003 to 2007 he was president of the Slovene Writers’ Association, and he was also the initiator of the annual Kresnik Award for the best Slovenian novel. His work has been translated into several languages and he has several notable awards. Žabot’s literary landscape is permeated by themes from old folk tradition, which the author, with a great feeling for the etymology of the language, brings to life in order to delve into what is primary in man, which he believes does not change over time.