Daniela Kocmut, born 1980 in Maribor. She went to primary school in Maribor and Šmohor/Hermagor in Austrian Carinthia, where she also graduated from secondary school. She studied Translation Studies and Interpreting in Graz and Dublin. She is a translator and proof-reader for German and Slovenian, and she also teaches Slovenian evening classes for adults at the University of Graz. She stages literary evenings with Slovenian and Austrian authors and writes poetry. She has translated works by Slovenian authors such as Drago Jančar, Maruša Krese, Milan Dekleva, Stanka Hrastelj and Katarina Marinčič.