Erica Johnson Debeljak (born 1961, San Francisco, U.S.) is an American-Slovenian writer and translator, and an American expatriate living in Slovenia. She studied in New York City, where
she received a degree in financial economics and French literature. In the early 1990s, she followed her late husband, Slovene poet Aleš Debeljak, from the U.S. to Slovenia. They had three children together.
Since moving to Slovenia, she has worked as a translator and columnist for the local newspaper Delo. Her essays and stories have also appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Glimmer Train, Prairie Schooner, The Missouri Review, Nimrod, Epoch, Common Knowledge, and Eurozine. Barren Harvest: The Selected Poems of Dane Zajc, a book she translated in 2004, was published by White Pine Press.
She has published a number of books both in Slovenian and English, including two memoirs (Foreigner in the House of Natives and Forbidden Bread), a biography of Srečko Kosovel titled Srečko Kosovel: Pesnik in jaz, and a novel, Anti-Fa cona.