Iztok Geister

writer, poet, essayist, lawyer and ornithologist

1945   -  

country of citizenship: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Slovenia
languages spoken, written or signed: Slovene, English
educated at: University of Ljubljana
occupation: ornithologist, writer, jurist, poet
award received: Prešeren Fund Awards, Rožanc Award

Iztok Geister (born 20 August 1945) is a Slovene writer, poet, essayist and ornithologist. He is best known for his avant-garde poetry from the mid-1960s and 1970s. He is also one of the founding members of the Slovenian branch of BirdLife International.Geister was born in Laško in 1945. He studied law at the University of Ljubljana but has worked as a freelance artist and naturalist for over thirty years. In 2001 he received the Rožanc Award for his essays Levitve (Moultings). In 2005 he won the Prešeren Foundation Award for his book Pospala poželenja.
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