Mirt Komel was born in Šempeter pri Gorici, Slovenia, and now lives, works and writes between Nova Gorica, Ljubljana and Sarajevo. He studied at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and the Peace Institute in Ljubljana and is currently a PhD student at Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts. Since 2005 he has worked as Research Assistant at the Peace Institute of Ljubljana. He is the author of the first monograph about the physical and social aspects of touching in Slovenian (An attempt at a touch), and has published in journals for social sciences and humanities in Slovenian, English, Italian and Bosnian. He is the co-founder and an active member of The Youth Club of the Slovenian Writer’s Association. He has published poems, novellas, plays and several literary reviews in the main literary journals in Slovenia and Bosnia (Apokalipsa, OtočjeO, Sarajevske sveske). He is the editor of an anthology of young Slovenian writers, Zbornik Mladinskega kluba DSP. His publications include Mes(t)ne drame (City Dramas, 2006), a collection of three plays. In 2008, he published Luciferjev padec (Lucifer’s Fall), a dramatic poem in ten acts. His literary-philosophical travelogue, Sarajevski dnevnik (Sarajevo Diary) came out in 2008.