Katja PERAT was born on 7 January 1988 in Ljubljana. She graduated in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana in 2012, and presently pursues her doctorate studies in Literary Sciences. She is the co-founder and member of the editorial board of the Idiot literary magazine, and she also contributes in the editing of the Slovenian literary magazine Literatura and AirBeletrina, the internet portal of the Študentska založba publishing house. She writes as a literary critic and publicist for the Slovenian cultural semi-monthly Pogledi. Her first book of poetry, Najboljši so padli (The Best Have Fallen), was published in 2011 by Študentska založba (Beletrina collection). In the same year it received the award for the best first-published author at the Slovenian Book Fair, and in 2012 also the book of the year award presented by the Association of Slovenian Literary Critics. The book was also nominated for the two major Slovenian poetry awards: the Jenko Award and the Veronika Award.