Dr. Florence Gacoin-Marks (1972, France) studied French and Slovenian in her hometown of Paris (at the Sorbonne and at the INALCO Institute). In 1994 she moved to Slovenia, where she still lives and works. In 2005 she received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the Sorbonne for her dissertation on the Slovenian realist novel between the wars in the European context. Since 2002 she has been employed full-time at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Arts, where she is currently a “docent” for French and Francophone literature. In her spare time she translates Slovenian literature into French.