Zvonimir Balog was born in Sveti Petar Čvrstec in Croatia in 1932. He attended a school for Applied Arts, studied Education, and trained to be a teacher in Zagreb. Balog worked in many occupations. He was a waiter, interior decorator, administrator, primary school teacher, and an editor for youth magazines
Zoran Drvenkar is one of the most distinguished German speaking authors of literature for children and young people. He was born in Krizevci, Croatia, in 1967 and moved with his parents in 1970 to Berlin; today he lives in a small city in Brandenburg. Since 1989 he has worked as a
Svjetlan Junaković was born in Zagreb in 1961. Due to an interest in the different modes of artistic expression, he chose to study at the renowned Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, where he graduated in 1985. Since then has been working as a freelance painter, sculptor, illustrator,
Slavenka Drakulić was born in Rijeka, today Croatia, in 1949. She studied literature and sociology, taught at a high school in Zagreb until 1984, and later worked as an staff writer for periodicals such as bi-weekly review »Start« and the political magazine »Danas«. She was layed off from the editorial
Roman Simić Bodrožić was born in 1972 in Zadar, Croatia. He holds a degree in Spanish Language and Literature as well as in Comparative Literature from the University of Zagreb. He worked as editor of one of Croatia’s most important literary magazines, Quorum. With his first book, »U trenutku kao
Miro Gavran was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1961 and is one of the most prolific authors of his generation. After completing his degree at the Academy for Theatre, Film and Television, he at first worked as a dramatist between 1986 and 1992, and later as artistic director at the
Marko Pogačar was born in Split in 1984. After leaving school in his hometown, he studied comparative literature and history at the University of Zagreb and began a doctorate in a multidisciplinary area between literary, cultural, and film studies. Pogačar has published five collections of poems so far. His debut
Marica Bodrožić was born in the Dalmatian village of Svib in 1973. She grew up in her grandfather’s home in Dalmatia, and followed her parents to Germany at the age of ten. In her autobiographical text »Sterne erben, Sterne färben. Meine Ankunft in Wörtern« (2007, tr. Inherit Stars, Colour Stars.
*1977 writes novels, essays, stories and columns for the ’Süddeutsche Zeitung’, ’taz’ and ’the New York Times’. Her most recent publication is the non-fiction book ’Sheroes ― neue Held*innen braucht das Land’.
Ivana Sajko was born in 1975 in Zagreb, Croatia. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in dramaturgy from the Academy of Dramatic Arts at Zagreb University, she earned a master’s degree in literature from the university’s philosophy department. In 1998, her debut titled »Naranča u oblacima« (tr: Orange in the clouds)
Helena Janečić was born in 1979 in Osijek, Croatia. She was already drawing comics for the school newspaper when she was a pupil. She later concentrated on painting, but always found her way back to comics. She studied art at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, until 2003 and earned
Dubravka Ugrešić was born in 1949 in Kutina, Yugoslavia (now Croatia). She studied Comparative Literature and Russian Language and Literature at the University of Zagreb, and worked for over 20 years at the Institute for Literary Theory. Dubravka Ugrešić has translated into Croatian works by Daniil Kharms and Boris Pilnyak,