Katja Perat (1988) is one of the leading poetic voices of her generation. Her first poetry collection The Best Have Fallen (Najboljši so padli) came out in 2011 and received both the Best Debut Award and the Kritiško sito Award, an award bestowed by the Slovenian Literary Critics' Association for best book of the year. Her second book of poetry Value-Added Tax (Davek na dodano vrednost, 2014) was also extremely well received. Currently she is a doctoral student of comparative literature at the Washington University in St. Louis, USA. The Masochist (Mazohistka), published in May 2018, is her first novel.
Awards and nominations
Best Debut Award of the Slovenian Book Fair2011
Kritiško sito Award for best book of the year2012
Shortlisted for the Jenko Award for best poetry collection2012, 2014
Shortlisted for the Kritiško sito Award for best book of the year2014