Aleš Čar

Aleš Čar (born in 1971) is a Slovenian writer, screenwriter and editor. Čar was born and brought up in the small town Idrija located in the Goriška region in the western part of Slovenia. He studied comparative literature and has worked as an editor in Ljubljana. He was the editor-in-chief of the (now dormant) magazine Balcanis and hosted a talk show about humanistic issues and the artistic and cultural topics on the Slovenian national TV. For five years he worked as an editor in the culture section of the Slovene daily newspapers Dnevnik and in the following two years as an editor-in-chief of Objektiv (the most read Saturday edition of Dnevnik).
Furthermore, he was also one of the four leaders of the program of the Cultural Capital of Europe Maribor 2012 being in charge of the digital dimension of the project named LifeTouch. Among others, this very successful project consisted of Perspectives & Reflections – blogs written by international authors. In 1997 he won Best Debut Novel Award presented by the Union of Slovenian Publishers and Booksellers for his novel Igra angelov in netopirjev (When Bats Dance with Angels). His second novel Pasji tango (Dog’s Tango) and the last novel O znosnosti (On Tolerability) were both among five finalists/nominees for the 2012 Kresnik Award.
In 2007 he wrote the short story collection Made in Slovenia (Made in Slovenia). His another short story collection V okvari (Out of Order) was twice nominated among two finalists for the Prešeren Fund Awards for the best book published in the last two years