Peter Svetina (born 1970 in Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a writer, poet, translator and literary historian. His literary debut was a picture book, O mrožku, ki si ni hotel strici nohtov (The Walrus Who Didn’t Want to Cut His Nails, 1999), which soon served as the basis for a puppet play. He writes for children as well as for young adults and his works include some twenty children’s books, poetry collections, and youth novels and thrillers. He also writes scholarly texts on Old Slovenian poetry, as well as on youth literature and detective novels. He translates from English, Czech, German and Croatian into Slovenian. Peter Svetina has received several awards. For Ropotarna (The Lumber Room, 2012) he received his third Večernica Award for the best youth and children’s book written in the past year. Peter Svetina has also received the Slovenian Book Fair Prize for the best first work, recognition from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) for the best picture book, and several awards from the Ljubljana City Library.