Katarína Kucbelová - 2024

Katarína Kucbelová

Katarína Kucbelová (1979) is a Slovak poet and prose writer. She has published five books of poetry and the novella Čepiec (Slovart Publishing House 2019), which was nominated for several literary awards and won the Panta Rhei Awards, the Book of the Year title in the Pravda daily's poll, and the Tatra banka Foundation Award. The first three of her poetry collections, Duals (Drewo a srd 2019), Sport (Ars Poetica 2006), and Small Big City (Ars Poetica 2008), were reissued by Drewo a srd in 2020. Her most recent book, the poetic composition "k bielej" (Skalná ruža, 2022) is nominated for the Zlatá vlna Award and the Václav Burian Prize. Her books, especially the novella Čepiec, have been published in several languages and her poems regularly appear in various foreign anthologies. She works as a cultural manager, she co-founded the literary prize Anasoft litera and was its director until 2012. She was born in Banská Bystrica and has lived in Bratislava since her studies at the Academy of Performing Arts. She and her husband are raising a daughter together.