Snežana Minić, born in 1958 in Niš (Serbia), studied German and Comparative Literature in Belgrade. She completed her studies with a comprehensive master’s thesis on the reception of Gottfried Benn's poetry in Serbo-Croatian-speaking countries. After that, she first worked as a German teacher, then as a journalist, writer and freelance translator from German into Serbian. She has lived in Hamburg since 1992. Until now, Snežana Minić has published five own volumes of poetry and several translations of German authors into Serbian, including works by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Gottfried Benn and Sarah Kirsch. She is a member of the Serbian Writers' Association and the Serbian and German P.E.N. Centre.