Oto Horvat was born in 1967 in Novi Sad. He finished high school in Sremski Karlovci. He studied in Novi Sad, Erlangen and Berlin. He lives and works in Florence. Published books of poetry: Where the Forest Disappears (1987, “Branko Award”), Bitter Leaves (1990), Coagulation (1990), Photos (1996), Residence Permit (2002), Travel to Olmo (2008, “Miroslav Antić” Award), Selected & New Poems (2009 ); novel: Szabo Stopped (2014, “Biljana Jovanović” Award, “Mirko Kovač” Award and the shortlist for the NIN Award); collection of stories: As Celan’s Lovers (2016; Karolj Sirmai Award). Translations: Janoš Pilinski, Crater (1992, Vojvodina Writers’ Association Award for Translation of the Year); Otto Fenyvesi, Angel of Chaos (2009); Hans Magnus Enzensberger, The Last Salutation to Astronauts (2010).