Metka Wakounig (b. 1983) grew up bilingually in Kärnten/Koroška and studied Translation Studies and German in Graz and Bristol. She works as a freelance translator and proof-reader, as well as in publishing. She has translated works by a number Slovenian authors, among them, Marjan Rožanc, Boris Pahor, Marjan Tomšič, Nataša Kramberger and Katja Perat. In addition to that, she has published short stories, including the collection Wien schön trinken (2013, the Milena publishing house). Metka Wakounig lives and works in Vienna.