Julija Potrč (b. 1979) is a Slovenian literary translator from Finnish, English and Estonian, based in Ljubljana. She translates prose, poetry, children’s books and young-adult fiction, including such authors as Kari Hotakainen, Leena Krohn, Pirkko Saisio, Petri Tamminen, Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski, Jack Kerouac, Janet Frame and John Barth. In 2010, she was presented the award for the best young literary translator in Slovenia for the translation of Petri Tamminen’s short story collection Hiding Places. She is on the Management Board of the Slovenian Association of Literary Translators. In addition, she taught Finnish Language at the University of Ljubljana from 2009 to 2014.
During her residency, Potrč will be translating Rosa Liksom’s short story collection Tyhjän tien paratiisit(Dark Paradise) into Slovenian.
Julija Potrč’s residency is organised in the context of FILI (Finnish Literature Exchange) by the Finnish Literary Society in collaboration with HIAP.