Born in Ljubljana (1985), Lucia Gaja grew up in Naples. After completing her Masters degree in Eastern European Languages & Literatures (majoring in
Slovene Language and Literature, Czech Language and Literature and Central Eastern European History) at the Faculty of Arts of University in
Naples ‘L’Orientale’, in 2017 she was awarded a PhD in Contemporary History and Slovene Linguistics at the University of Primorska in Koper. She’s been promoting Slovene literature and culture in Southern Italy since her undergraduate studies as a translator, interpreter and as co-organiser of cultural and academic events. She now works as a freelance translator from Slovenian into Italian and as a cultural mediator. Since 2017 she has collaborated with the non-profit cultural association A Voce Alta and the
book-space Laterzagorà in Naples in organising several events involving contemporary Slovenian authors. She lives and works between Naples , Ireland and Slovenia.