Born in Vukovar in 1982. She studied at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, where she has lived since then. In 2005, she published her first poetry collection entitled Prvi korak u tamu (The First Step into Darkness) as part of the Goran Award for young poets. Her poems have been included in numerous Croatian and international magazines and anthologies of contemporary poetry. Her first novel Hotel Zagorje (Hotel Tito) was published in 2010, receiving high praises from both critics and audiences and was an ultimate Croatian bestseller. The novel has been published at numerous respectful publishing houses and received a prestigious Prix Ulysse for the best debut novel in France, as well as numerous important awards in Croatia and the Balkan area. She has since published her second poetry collection, short story collection and two novels. Her works have been translated into English, German, French, Czech, Danish, Slovenian, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian and Macedonian.
Korana Serdarević - Project ambassador 2021.
Korana Serdarević, a writer and high school teacher, was born in 1982 in Zadar. For her short stories she won a low award (twice first prize Ranko Marinković, award Zlatko Tomičić, regional award Ticket), the first collection of short stories Nothing to do awarded was stimulated for the best literary year of the Ministry of Culture. Some short stories have been translated into English, German, Italian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Romanian and Ukrainian, and the entire collection has been translated into Macedonian. In December 2017, she published Irene Toth’s Roman Experiment, which found its way to the finals of Tportal’s election for the Roman years.
Jul Maroh - Project ambassadors 2021.
Jul Maroh comes from northern France. After earning a bachelor’s degree in applied arts at the E.S.A.A.T in Roubaix, they continued their studies in Brussels, where they lived for eight years. There we received two degrees, for fine arts (comic book option) at the École supérieure des arts Saint-Luc and for lithography / engraving at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
Olja Savičević Ivančević (ZBF 2016.)
Olja Savičević Ivančević is a writer and poet from Split. She is the author of poetry collections It will be terrible when I grow up (1988), Eternal Children (1993), Women's Letter (1999), Puzzlerojc (2005), House Rules (2007), Mamasafari (and other things) (2012 .); the story books Laugh at the Dog (2006) and the novels Adio the Cowboy (2010) and The Singer in the Night (2016). For the manuscript Laughing Dog, she was awarded Prozac, she won the first prize of Ranko Marinković Večernji list for a short story and the Cyclops award for the best collection of poetry House Rules. The novel Adio kauboju was awarded the T-portal award for the best novel, as well as the Slobodna Dalmacija award for art by Jure Kaštelan. A play was also made based on the novel. It has been included in domestic and foreign elections and anthologies. She is the recipient of the International Writing Scholarship International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and the Istanbul Scholarship of the European Literature Promotion Network Traduki.
Sena Puhovski (ZBF 2021.)
I was born in Zagreb in 1978, and in 1996 I enrolled in the study of psychology at the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. Choosing studies for me was not a dilemma because I always wanted to better understand people and learn how to be with them when it is difficult. I finished my studies, with a topic from emotional abuse of children, in 2002 and immediately after graduation I got a job as a psychologist at the Polyclinic for the Protection of Children and Youth of the City of Zagreb.
Monika Herceg (ZBF 2021.)
Monika Herceg was born in Sisak in 1990. She received the Goran Award for Young Poets for the best debut unpublished manuscript Initial Coordinates in 2017. The book was published in 2018 and awarded the Quirin Award for Young Poets, the Fran Galović Award for the best literary work on the topic of homeland and / or identity, the Slavić Award for the best debut published in 2018 with the Mostovi Struge International Award. In 2018, he won the Top of the Language Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript, the book Lovostaj was published in 2019. He won second prize at the Castello di Duino International Poetry Competition 2016 and first prize at the regional humorous-satirical genre competition Bal in Elemir 2017. the 2019 Lapis Histriae Award and the first prize in the 2019 Pepper Competition for Best Story. She is a member of the editorial board of the Poetry magazine of the Croatian Writers' Association and an editor in the library of the same name.
Dino Pešut (ZBF 2021.)
Dino Pešut was born in Sisak in 1990. He graduated in dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. His plays have been staged in many theaters in Croatia and abroad. He is the winner of the Marin Držić Award of the Ministry of Culture for dramas: L.U.Z.E.R.I., (Pret) the last panda or statics, Veliki Hotel Bezdan, Stela, poplava, Olympia Stadion and Granatiranje. He won the Deutschen Jugentheaterpreis and the Heartefakt Foundation Award for the best contemporary socially engaged text. He attends a residency program for new playwrights at the Royal Court Theater in London. His plays have been translated into English, German, French and Polish. He published the novels Torn Knees (2018) and Dad’s Son (2020) in the Fracture edition.
Bronja Žakelj (ZBF 2021.)
Bronja Žakelj was born in 1969 in Ljubljana. A graduate journalist, she left the joy of writing aside for a long time working in marketing and banking. After her children grew up, she captured a little more freedom and space for creative thought, turned to a never-forgotten love, and decided it was time to write her first books. The novel Bijelo se pere na ninety was awarded the Kresnik Award for the best Slovenian novel in 2019. In less than two years since its publication, seven editions have been published, in 2019 the Italian edition was published, and the Bulgarian and Macedonian editions are in preparation.
Anita Peti-Stantić (ZBF 2021.)
Anita Peti-Stantić graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, received her master's degree from Yale University, and continued her postgraduate studies at the University of Vienna. She finally received her doctorate in Zagreb in 2002. She is a full time professor of South Slavic languages and comparative linguistics at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb and the head of the Department of Slovenian Language and Literature. She has written several scientific monographs, several dozen scientific articles, a large Slovenian-Croatian dictionary and two books - together with Vladimir Velički Language Games for Large and Small and an independent book Reading to (understanding): From reading literacy to reading ability. In real life, she shares both good and better with Mirta, Ljudevit, Vedran and Goran.
Boris Jokić (ZBF 2021.)
Boris Jokić was born in 1976 in Zagreb. He holds a degree in psychology from the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, a master's degree and a doctorate in educational sciences from the University of Cambridge, Great Britain. Since 2002, he has been working at the Center for Research and Development of Education of the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, currently in the status of research associate. He was a member of the National Council for Education, the National Operational Body for the Development of the Strategy of Education, Science and Technology, and the leader of the Comprehensive Curricular Reform of Early and Preschool, Primary and Secondary Education.
Dubravka Zima (ZBF 2021.)
Dubravka Zima was born in Zagreb, where she graduated from the Classical Gymnasium and graduated in 1995 from the Department of Croatian Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, where she received her master's and doctoral degrees. From 1995 to 2009 she was employed as a research novice at the Department of Literary Studies of the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, from 2009 she was employed at the Department of Croatology at the Croatian Studies, today the Faculty of Croatian Studies. In the academic years 2015/2016. and 2017/2018. she has lectured as a visiting professor at the University of Toronto (Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures). She has published the books Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić (Zagreb, ZZOK, 2001), Short People: The History of a Child's Character in a Croatian Children's Novel (University of Zagreb Textbook, Zagreb, Školska knjiga, 2011) and World Practice: A Biography of Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić Zagreb, Naklada Ljevak, 2019), and the co-authored book Introduction to Children's Literature with Marijana Hameršak (Zagreb, Leykam international, 2015). Her primary scientific interests are Croatian and world children's and adolescent literature, history of literature and culture, recent Croatian literature, childhood studies, studies of youth and girlhood studies and related topics. He speaks German and English, and translates texts from the field of literary science from German.
Yannick Geens (1996) obtained a master's degree in Dutch language and literature at the University of Antwerp. He works as a policy officer for Flanders Literature, the Flemish autonomous government institution aiming to facilitate a widely accessible literary landscape and to ensure better visibility for literature from Flanders at home and abroad. Yannick works mainly in the fields of theatre texts and diversity and inclusion. On behalf of Flanders Literature he is the coordinator of the Every Story Matters - making books more inclusive project.
Neven Kepeski (ZBF 2021.)
Neven Kepeski was born in 1964 in Zagreb. He graduated in South Slavic languages and literature from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb in 1989, and received his master's degree from the same faculty in 1994. He began his journalistic and media career in high school. From 1991 to 1994 he taught Croatian language and literature at the Administrative and Bureaucratic School in Zagreb. He founded Psihomodo Pop in 1982 in Zagreb and was a member of the group until 1985. For the song "Donna" in 2014, he received the Porin Award. In 1984, he received the Večernji list award for short story. From 1995 to 2017 he was the editor-in-chief of teen magazine OK !, From 2013 to 2016 he was the editor-in-chief of Teen magazine, from 1998 to 2009 he edited Zabavnik, a Sunday supplement of Jutarnji list, from 2001 to 2004, he was executive editor of Globus, from 2007 to 2009 editor of the magazine HEJ!, the daily magazine of Jutarnji list. He edited and hosted the radio show Veliki vrisak on RVG, from 1994 to 2000 he was the author and screenwriter of the TV show Briljanteen (HTV), from 2002 to 2003 he was the screenwriter of the TV show Pljesak, molim! (HTV), and editor of the TV show Cesarica 2018 and 2019 (HTV).
Vedrana Rudan (ZBF 2021.)
Vedrana Rudan became famous as a writer in 2002 when she decided to write and published her first novel "Ear, Throat, Knife". The novel has been translated into seven languages and dramatized on the stages of Croatia, Serbia, Poland and Hungary. The novel has sold over 15,000 copies. Another novel written by "Love at Last Sight" (2003) which sold 8,000 copies and was translated into several languages. Followed by the novels “I am an infidel” (2005), “Blacks in Florence” (2006), “When a woman is a whore / when a man is gay” (2007), a collection of columns “Fear of knitting” (2009), May your mother give birth to you ”(2010),“ Madison County Skeletons ”(2012),“ In the Land of Blood and Idiots ”(2013),“ Amarushi ”(2013),“ Why I Swear ”(2015), and “The Man in the Throat” (2016). The novel "May Your Mother Give Birth to You" has also been translated into several languages and published in America, and the play based on it has won multiple awards. A theatrical adaptation will also be made for the novel "The Man in the Throat".
Rujana Jeger (ZBF 2021.)
Rujana Jeger was born in 1968 in Zagreb, and until 1975 she was terrified of dogs. After overcoming that fear, Mark, Poli, Kiki, Charlie, Chili, Liza and Joy entered her life in order and corporately. She gained literary references as the author of the novel Darkroom (shortlist for the Jutarnji list award) and three collections of columns: Completely Personal, Obsessed and Walking on the Edge. When he is not writing or reading, he runs with the dogs through the parks and plantations of the city of Zagreb. She lives with her husband, who somewhat successfully prevents her from turning the house into a zoo. For now. The content of the columns covers topics ranging from obesity to domestic violence, from maternal murder, child labor and cooking to cosmetic campaigns, abortion and sex. The lyrics often have the same punk form - they are short and fierce.
Nebojša Lujanović (ZBF 2021.)
Nebojša Lujanović (born 1981 in Travnik, BiH; lives in Split) is a writer, lecturer, researcher and cultural worker. He graduated in political science at the Faculty of Political Science and in sociology and comparative literature at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, where he also received his doctorate in 2012 in the field of literary theory. Given the number of scientific papers, teaching experience and conference appearances, 2015. he acquired the conditions for the title of assistant professor. He taught as an external associate and occasional replacement at the faculties of philosophy in Split, Zenica and Zadar. Since the beginning of his studies, he has published short stories by periodical, followed by novels, essays, manuals and scientific books. As a freelancer, in addition to occasional lecture engagements and writer's fees, he also organizes cultural events. He has led a three-year cycle of literary forums in Split, as well as three editions of the literary festival, and is the artistic director of the cult festival Pričigin (since 2016). He has been publishing critical reviews of journalistic and scientific titles for the last five years in the show Bibliovizor, on the Third Program of Croatian Radio. For the past six years, she has specialized in the field of teaching creative writing, holding more than twenty workshops of various durations, in five cities. Father of two children. In his spare time he runs marathons.
Aneta Vladimirov (ZBF 2021.)
ANETA VLADIMIROV was born in the late 1980s. She graduated in sociology in Belgrade. She is a fan of poetry workshops, Balkan music tradition and family cinema. He lives and works in Zagreb. Aneta's first collection of poetry under the working title "It's not easy to lick lead" is in preparation and will be published soon!
Antonija Petričušić (ZBF 2021.)
Antonija Petričušić is an assistant professor at the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. She is a member of the Advisory Committee, a body of experts monitoring the implementation of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. She is also a member of the Ombudsman's Human Rights Council. She holds a PhD from the Faculty of Law of the Karl-Franzens University in Graz (Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz). The dissertation was awarded a scholarship and a prize for young researchers from the Karl-Franzens University in Graz (Preis des Landeshauptmannes). She completed postgraduate studies in sociology and social anthropology at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She also completed postgraduate studies in the field of human rights and democratization at the Universities of Sarajevo and Bologna, and graduated from the Faculty of Political Science with a degree in journalism from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. For her student work, she was awarded the World Victimology Society Award, the Dean's Award and the Rector's Award.
Marina Horvat (ZBF 2021.)
I grew up in the Roma settlement of Orehovica. As in other such settlements, there is often no electricity, water or basic living conditions. At first we lived really cramped, five of us kids in one room. I am the oldest child in the family, my parents got me when they were minors, my mom was 16 and my dad was 19 years old. They were both unemployed and unfinished schools. Dad has meanwhile become a bricklayer and now to some extent we have a better life in the neighborhood compared to others. I attended a segregated kindergarten with Roma children from my neighborhood. We did not know the Croatian language because we were never in contact with non-Roma until primary school. In 2019, I enrolled in law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb as a full-time student. My parents didn’t want to let me go to college because they thought something else was best for me and we had a little conflict because of it. I managed to persuade them and they are very proud of me today and they are a great support to me.
Zoran Grozdanov (ZBF 2021.)
Zoran Grozdanov is a theologian, translator and publisher, born in Rijeka. In the publishing house Ex libris, he is the editor of a number of ecumenics and ars haeretica, as well as the Croatian language edition of the Concilium magazine. He is a lecturer at the Center for Protestant Theology at the University of Zagreb.
Maja Sever (ZBF 2021.)
Journalist and editor (1971). She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb. As a student, she began collaborating in the HTV3 Children's Program, and in September 1991 she began reporting on the Homeland War in Croatia. As a war reporter, she reported from almost all battlefields in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She later continued to work in the Information Program as a reporter, editor, and presenter. She edited the central Dnevnik, edited and hosted Vijesti, Hrvatska uživo and other shows. From 2013 to 2016, she ran the Croatian live newsroom. As a political reporter, she reports live on the most important political events. Participated in major HTV projects, such as monitoring parliamentary and presidential elections. Winner of the HND Journalist of the Year Award 2017. Member of the HRT Programming Council from 2015-19. After the abolition of Croatia live in a permanent engagement in the show Nedjeljom u 2. Winner of the reporter's award at the Fra Ma Fu festival for humanity, and as a member of the initiative People for People award Pride of Croatia. She is the president of the Croatian Journalists' Union.
Luiza Bouharaoua (ZBF 2021.)
She graduated in Croatian and English at the Faculty of Philosophy. He works at Scribonauts. He translates and writes. She published short stories in national and regional periodicals and on literary portals. Her stories were also performed on the Third Program of Croatian Radio. It is included in the regional anthology "Outside the Corridor - the best short story" and the anthology of Croatian young prose "Without a door, without knocking".
Jelena Kovačić (ZBF 2021.)
Jelena Kovačić (Zagreb, October 9, 1979) is a Croatian playwright and playwright. She graduated in comparative literature and Polish studies at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, and in dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. She is a scholarship holder of a semester stay at the University of Slaski in Katowice (Poland, 2002) as part of the CEEPUS program, and a scholarship holder of KulturKontakt Austria - Writers in the Residence, Vienna (2010). In 1998 she became a member of the alternative theater group Théâtre des femmes. There he met the director Anica Tomić, with whom he has been collaborating on almost all projects since then. The most significant performances created in their collaboration are Voice Impersonators and Devil's Sons (Theater & TD), This Could Be My Street (ZKM), Boy Ivek and Dog Cvilek (Pinkleci, Čakovec / HNK Varaždin) Did i repa (GKL Split) and Leda (ZKM / Royal Theater Zetski dom, Cetinje). She has received numerous awards for her dramaturgical work.
Milena Zajović (ZBF 2021.)
Milena Zajović was born in 1983 in Zagreb. She graduated in psychology at the Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb. In Večernji list, he performs editorial work in the Culture section. At the Motovun Film Festival (2002–2012) she was employed as a selector and program coordinator, and at ZagrebDox as a program associate. She worked as a consultant at the production company Brojka (2008–2009) and as a production assistant on the documentary Ghosts of Zagreb, directed by Jadran Boban. As a sector coordinator, she participated in the work of numerous festivals (ZagrebDox, Queer Zagreb, Eurokaz ...), and as an expert associate she worked in theaters and clubs (Zagreb Youth Theater, Knapp, Tvornica kulture). As a human rights activist, she has gained experience in project management with numerous NGOs.
Morana Kasapović (ZBF 2021.)
Morana Kasapović (ZBF 2020.) Morana Kasapović graduated in journalism at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, and at the same faculty she also obtained a master's degree in International Relations. He has been working for the Croatian Radio and Television since 1993, mostly in the Foreign Policy Department. She has covered many foreign policy events, made several documentaries, and conducted interviews with Croatian and foreign officials and prominent individuals. She has edited and hosted several shows on HRT: the central Dnevnik, Odjeke dana, Vijesti, the foreign policy magazine Paralele, and was the author of the project, editor and host of the talk show Uvijek kontra.
Helena Puljiz (ZBF 2021.)
Helena Puljiz is a multi-award winning political journalist and commentator with extensive editorial experience in domestic and foreign policy. He has been living as a journalist since his student days, since 1993. During her career, she trained as a journalist in the world's leading media - BBC, Reuters, The Guardian. She is a co-founder of the Croatian Investigative Journalists 'Association and the founder of the Jutarnji list Journalists' Union.
Robert Torre (ZBF 2021.)
Robert Torre is a psychiatrist, author of several books in the field of addiction psychiatry, a critical pamphlet "The True Truth about Psychiatry" and the notable unusual self-help book "Is There Life Before Death?" It turns out what can be said about this now-and-here life, without any external assumptions, about this now-and-here life. Although a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, he acts here as a kind of expert in human experience, because psychotherapy is simply not up to the foundation of the beginning of a prudently led life, but only existentialist philosophy.
Ece Temelkuran (ZBF 2021.)
ECE TEMELKURAN is one of the most famous Turkish writers, journalists and political commentators, who regularly publishes in Turkish newspapers, but also in The Guardian and Le Monde Diplomatique. In her research work, she deals with topics that are extremely controversial in Turkey, such as the Kurdish and Armenian issues, the women's movement and the issue of political prisoners. She has received numerous awards, including the Pen for Peace Award and the Journalist of the Year Award in Turkey. So far, she has published a dozen books.
Zoran Ferić (ZBF 2021.)
Zoran Ferić was born in 1961 in Zagreb. He graduated in Yugoslav studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and has been working as a professor of the Croatian language since 1994 in the 18th century. high school. He has been publishing stories in magazines and newspapers since 1987. His books have been translated into a dozen languages. He lives in Zagreb and regularly holds writing workshops in Books and CeKaPe. He published his first book of stories, Walt Disney's Mousetrap, in 1996 in MD Publishing. Ten years later, he received the Decade Award for her. For his second book of stories, Angel in Offside, published in 2000, he received the Xaver Sandor Gjalski Award and the Jutarnji list Award for prose book of the year. In 2011, Ferić's novel The May Calendar was published, for which he received the Vladimir Nazor Award, Jutarnji list, the City of Zagreb and the Pula Book Fair (Kiklop). The second book of selected columns, Absurd is a contagious disease, was published in 2012. Three years later, he appeared in the new novel In Solitude Near the Sea, for which he received the Fran Galović Award. After that, he published an illustrated book for children, Summer Night's Dream, with illustrations by Dominik Vukovic, and received the Grigor Vitez Award. In 2018, he was elected president of the Croatian Writers' Association.
Gordan Nuhanović (ZBF 2021.)
Gordan Nuhanović was born in Vinkovci. In the 1990s, he worked as a journalist for Globus, Slobodna Dalmacija, Danas and Jutarnji list. The League for Survival published a collection of short stories in 2001. He was awarded the "Ivan and Josip Kozarac" for his debut and the "Slavić" DHK award for the best first book in 2001. The League for Survival was included among the five best prose books in 2001 in the selection of Jutarnji list. In 2003 he published the second collection of stories Battle for Every Man, and in 2004 he wrote the monodrama What People Say or the Noise performed by the actor Slavko Brankov. In 2006 he published the novel The Last Days of Punk, in 2009 the novel Probably Forever, and the third novel, entitled Agents of Culture, in the summer of 2013. His books have been translated into English and Czech. He currently lives and works in Zagreb.
Andrea Vranić (ZBF 2021.)
Andrea Vranić is an associate professor at the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. He deals with cognitive psychology, primarily the processes of memory and reasoning. Her focus is on the application of the idea of the plasticity of neural and cognitive processes, ie how the brain learns and how it can change throughout life. So far, she has published two university textbooks and several chapters in books, edited two monographs and published about 50 scientific and professional texts. She used to be the winner of the annual award of the University Teachers' Association in Zagreb for young researchers, and today she is an active member of the Zagreb Psychological Society and thus the winner of the Fierce Women awards given to the society for 2020.
Igor Mandić (ZBF 2020.)
Igor Mandić, graduated in comparative literature at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb in 1963. Since 1966, he has been employed by Vjesnik, as a critic in daily newspapers, as a columnist for Vjesnik on Wednesday, and as an internal reviewer, editor and author of texts in certain Vjesnik editions. From 1993 to 1995 he wrote cultural commentaries for newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija, and in 1997 he became a freelance artist, publishing in various newspapers, including Novi Plamen. He was the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Vjesnik (2000). He lives and works in Zagreb.
Anica Tomić (ZBF 2020.)
Anica Tomić in 2004, graduated in comparative literature and Croatian studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb. In addition, in 2008, she graduated in theater directing and radiophony at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. She founded the "Theater de femmes" (amateur theater group), which operated from 1995 to 2003. He almost regularly collaborates with playwright Jelena Kovačević on his projects. He directs various cultural events (European Opera Day, Open Square Day, White Nights, Festival of Lights). She works as an associate at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek, and as a theater pedagogue and mentor. She has won various national and regional awards.
Tanja Jurin (ZBF 2020.)
Tanja Jurin graduated in psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy, where she later obtained the title of university specialist in clinical psychology and doctor of science in the field of clinical psychology. She is currently employed as a senior assistant at the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, and for 15 years, in addition to scientific and teaching work, she has been engaged in clinical work (from psychodiagnostics, counseling and psychotherapy) to people with various mental disorders and problems. She began her psychotherapeutic training in 2005 with education in cognitive behavioral therapy, after which she soon began with education in sexual therapy. In 2012, she obtained a certificate in sexual psychotherapy organized by the Croatian Society for Sexual Therapy. Participates in the education of new participants in sexual psychotherapy, has extensive experience in working with people who have sexual problems and disorders.
Arnon Grunberg (ZBF 2019.)
Arnon Grunberg worked as an assistant pharmacist, plate washer and publisher and wrote plays for a theater group after he was expelled from high school. As a 23-year-old, he made his debut with the internationally acclaimed novel Blue Mondays, which quickly made him famous. Grunberg won two awards for this work, for best and best-selling debut. He is considered one of the most important Dutch authors and has won important literary awards in his homeland. His books have been translated into 29 languages. In addition to his literature, Grunberg writes columns for Dutch, German and American newspapers. The novels History of My Baldness and Gstaad 95-98 and the short story Monogaman were published under the pseudonym Marek van der Jagt. His rich oeuvre highlights the novels: Tirzah, The Asylum Seeker, The Jewish Messiah, Our Uncle, Heart and Soul, The Man Who Did Not Get Sick, and Moles. Grunberg lives and works in New York.
Goran Šimić (2019. ZBF)
Goran Šimić is a full professor of neuroscience and anatomy and the head of the Department of Neuroscience at the Croatian Institute for Brain Research at the Medical Faculty in Zagreb. He runs the Laboratory for Developmental Neuropathology, which studies the development of developmental and neurodegenerative brain diseases. His most important awards are the Annual Award of the Croatian Medical Association for the best work in the field of clinical medical sciences, the State Award for the best young scientist in the field of biomedical sciences and the "Kurt Jellinger Prize" for the best work in experimental neuropathology that explains the mechanism of neurological disease. Šimić also won the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Award for medical sciences, the State Award for Popularization and Promotion of Science, the Croatian Medical Association Award for scientific achievements in the study of spinal muscular atrophy and the Medical Faculty Award in Zagreb for scientific achievements. Since 2010, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of Translational Neuroscience.
Marek Šindelka (ZBF 2019.)
Marek Šindelka was born in the Czech town of Polička. He graduated in cultural studies at the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University in Prague and in screenwriting and dramaturgy at the FAMU in Prague. He made his debut in Czech literature in 2005 with the acclaimed collection of poetry Strihnin and other poems, which was awarded the Jiří Orten Prize for young writers. Šindelka is the author of the novel Pogreška (Chyba, 2008) and co-author of the comic book of the same name from 2011. He confirms his literary talent with a collection of short stories Stay with Us (Zůstaňte s námi, 2011), for which he received the prestigious Magnesia Litera Literary Award for Czech Prose Book of the Year. After that, Šindelka published a prose collection Karta Anne (Mapa Anny, 2014) and the acclaimed novel Fatigue of Materials (Únava materiálu, 2016), for which he again received the Magnesia Litera Award.
Navid Kermani (ZBF 2019.)
Navid Kermani was born in the German city of Siegen. Kermani is a writer, publicist and doctor of oriental sciences of Iranian descent. He studied philosophy, oriental studies and drama in Cologne, Cairo and Bonn. He received his doctorate with the topic God is Beautiful: The Aesthetic Experience of the Qur'an, which he also published in English. He was a contributor to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and regularly publishes articles, literary criticism and travelogues in German periodicals. He is the author of several novels and essays on Islam, the Middle East, and Christian-Muslim dialogue. He has won numerous prestigious awards and recognitions for his literary and academic work, including the Federal Award of the State of Hessen (2009), the Buben-Rosenzweig Medal (2011), the Kleist Award (2012), and the Ciceron Public Performance Award (2012). .), Joseph Breitbach Award (2014), membership of the Nordrhein-Westfalen Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts (2015), Peace Prize of the Association of German Bookstores (2015). He was also a finalist for the Jan Michalski Literature Prize for the book Between the Koran and Kafka: West-Eastern Research (2015).
Maria Xiluri (ZBF 2019.)
Maria Xiluri was born in Crete. She studied psychology at Pantheon University and continued her postgraduate studies in the same field. Her first novel, Premotaj (2009), was shortlisted for the Diavazo Award for Debutants. The second novel, Ovako evo svršava svijet, was published in 2012 and won the Athens Prize for Literature in 2013. The novel Calligrapher’s Night Shift, published in 2015, was shortlisted for the 2017 European Union Prize for Literature. She lives in Athens and works as an editor and translator.
Maryam Madjidi (ZBF 2019.)
French-Iranian writer Maryam Madjidi was born in Tehran. At the age of six, she moved with her family to Paris following the reprisals after the Iranian revolution. She studied literature at the Sorbonne University and taught French in Beijing and Istanbul. Today, she teaches French socially marginalized minors of foreign descent, having previously taught elementary and high school students in poor suburbs and posh neighborhoods, people with motor and mental disabilities, Chinese and Turkish students, and prisoners. Her first novel, Marx and the Puppet, won the Goncourt Award for Best and Most Imaginative Prose Work in 2017.
Martina Vidaić (ZBF 2019.)
Martina Vidaić is a professor of Croatian language and literature and has so far published three collections of poems: Era gmazova (SKUD IGK, Zagreb, 2011; Goran Award for Young Poets), Dark Man Birger (VBZ, Zagreb, 2016; Janko Polić Award Final) Kamov) and Pollen Mechanics (HDP, Zagreb, 2018; Ivan Goran Kovačić Award for the best poetry book). Her poems were also published in the anthology of younger poetry Hrvatska mlada lirika 2014 (HDP, 2014), in the Croatian-Romanian anthology of younger poetry Ritualul omului fericit - 18 poeti croati tineri (Tracus Arte, 2017), as an e-book L ' insopportabile delicatezza della polvere (Kipple officina libraria, 2019) and in relevant literary journals (Quorum, Relations, Sarajevo Notebooks, Zadar Review, Poetry). Since 2015, he has been participating in the international project Versopolis, which brings together poetry festivals with the aim of promoting promising European poets through translation and guest appearances.
Tatjana Barat (ZBF 2019.)
Tatjana Barat has a master's degree in Croatian language and literature education, is a lecturer, leader of creative writing workshops for children and a journalist. In addition to working in educational institutions, he has experience writing for print and electronic media. She also collaborates with Croatian book chains and is a co-founder of the Read a Book association. She wrote the book "Stories of Fearless Croatian Women" which is intended for primary school children.
Ari Turunen (ZBF 2018.)
Ari Turunen was born in 1966 in Helsinki and graduated in social sciences. So far, he has written six popular books on behavior, superstition, lies, resistance, and opiates, which are full of vivid anecdotes about patterns of human behavior, while being informative and entertaining. Turunen jokingly explains the causes of human behavior. He worked as a scientific editor for twenty years, and gave numerous lectures on the history of culture and worldview in radio shows. He is currently in charge of communication within a large scientific project covering 19 countries, funded by the European Union.
Morten Dürr (ZBF 2018.)
Morten Dürr was born in 1968 in Copenhagen. He has been writing books for children and young people since 2004, and many of them have been translated into other languages. In 2008, Dürr received the Literary Award of the Danish Ministry of Education.
Lars Horneman (ZBF 2018.)
Lars Horneman was born in 1966. He has won numerous awards for his illustrations. It is part of the Danish art plant Pinligt.
David Machado (ZBF 2018.)
David Machado was born in 1978 in Lisbon. He graduated in economics from the University of Lisbon, but soon devoted himself to writing. In 2005 he was awarded the prestigious Branquino de Fonseca Literary Prize, and in 2010 the SPA / RTP Prize. He is the author of the collection of stories Historias Possiveis and the novel O fabuloso teatro do Gigante and The Average Happiness Index, for which he received the prestigious European Union Prize for Literature in 2015. His short stories have been published in Portuguese and foreign literary magazines.
Andrew Keen (ZBF 2018.)
Andrew Keen is a British-American author born in London in 1960 and is considered one of the most famous and influential new media theorists. After studying history, he earned a master’s degree in political science from Berkleley. He spent some time working as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, founding the online company audiocafe.com. Keen is one of the most important protagonists of the Internet revolution, but he is also one of the fiercest critics of the negative sides of the Internet. He is the author of three books Cult of Amateurs, Digital Dizziness and the Internet is Not the Answer. Keen is the CEO of the innovative company salonFutureCast in Silicon Valley and is a highly regarded lecturer, who gives his speeches, mostly about the negative aspects of the Internet, around the world.
Renata Salecl (ZBF 2018.)
Renata Salecl was born in Slovenjski Gradec in 1962. She is a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and a researcher at the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. She studied philosophy and received her doctorate in sociology, and in the 1980s she was active in the famous Ljubljana School of Psychoanalysis. In 2010, she was named "Slovenian Scientist of the Year", and in December of the same year, the magazine Delo selected her as "Slovenian Person of the Year". In March 2011, she was named the most successful woman in Slovenia.
Igor Rudan (ZBF 2018.)
Igor Rudan is a Croatian scientist born in Zagreb in 1971. He is among the most cited scientists in the world, and Thomson Reuters and the American Institute for Scientific Information ranked him among the "Leading Scientific Minds of the World" in 2015 and 2016. In Croatia, he launched the scientific project "10 001 Dalmatians" in which, in cooperation with other biobanks of highly developed countries, a biomedical role was found for more than 1000 human genes. He then focuses his career on the problem of reducing child mortality in the world. Working as a permanent advisor to the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the World Bank, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he has developed a range of methods that prioritize investment in health interventions in developing countries. He has received about twenty awards for his professional work. In 2012, he was accepted as a corresponding member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, while in 2016 he became a full member of the Royal Society of the British Academy of Sciences - The Royal Society in Edinburgh.
Erica Fischer (ZBF 2017.)
ERICA FISCHER was born in England to a family of emigrants who returned to Austria in 1948. She studied at the Translation Institute in Vienna and became one of the leading figures of the Austrian women's movement. In her journalistic work, she focuses on women's issues and gender relations, South Africa and Mozambique, the Balkans, racism, anti-Semitism and war. Her novel Aimee and Jaguar, written according to a true event, became a worldwide success and was translated into about twenty languages.
Teresa Forcades (ZBF 2017.)
TERESA FORCADES holds a PhD in public health from the University of Barcelona and a master’s degree in theology from Harvard. She belongs to the order of Catalan Benedictine nuns, and in her lectures throughout Europe she often criticizes capitalism and all its features, as well as the patriarchy of the Catholic Church, fighting for women's rights in the church and public spheres. He publishes books on theological topics, the pharmaceutical industry, and feminism. Two of her books have been published in Croatia: Without Fear and Faith and Freedom - Secular and Religious in Conversation.
Mischa Glenny (ZBF 2017.)
MISCHA GLENNY is an English journalist and historian. As an Eastern European correspondent for The Guardian and the BBC, he reported on the fall of communism and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He has won several awards, including the Sony Award for Contribution to Electronic Journalism. He has written several books on Eastern Europe and the Balkans. His acclaimed book McMafia - Crime without Borders has been translated into Croatian.
Franz Hammerbacher (ZBF 2017.)
FRANZ HAMMERBACHER is known within Austrian literature as a collector of extreme stories, a narrator who exposes himself to unknown and dangerous feats in order to report on them in his books. He leaves his job as a reputable Viennese publisher and, as a UN volunteer, goes on a peacekeeping mission to the Golan, which he describes in the book Bravo Hotel. The novel Brodski dnevnik was written during the writer's eighty days of sailing around the world on large cargo ships
Paulus Hochgatterer (ZBF 2017.)
PAULUS HOCHGATTERER was born in 1961 in Amstetten, Lower Austria. He lives and works in Vienna as a child psychiatrist and writer. The novel The Pleasure of Life was awarded the Deutscher Krimipreis Award for the best crime novel published in German in 2007, and the prestigious European Union Award in 2009. He is also the winner of the Austrian Prize for Art and Literature.
Karl-Markus Gauss (ZBF 2017.)
Karl-Markus Gauss was born in Salzburg in 1954, where he still lives today as the author and publisher of Literatur und Kritik. Among the books he has published so far are The Destruction of Central Europe, The European Alphabet, and With Me, Without Me. The book Europeans in Extinction is the winner of the Albert Goldstein Award of the Austrian Cultural Forum for the promotion of contemporary Austrian literature in Croatia.
Richard Overy (ZBF 2017.)
RICHARD OVERY is a professor of history at London’s King’s College and an award-winning British historian. He is the leading authority for World War II and the history of all modern totalitarianisms. He is a member of the British Academy, and in 2001 received the Samuel Eliot Morrison Award for his contribution to the study of military history. He is the author of about twenty books on the Third Reich and the Second World War.
Julya Rabinowich (ZBF 2017.)
JULYA RABINOWICH was born in St. Petersburg. He emigrated to Vienna with his parents in 1977. She studied at the University of Vienna, where she graduated in painting and philosophy. Since 2006 she has been working as a simultaneous translator as part of psychotherapeutic sessions with refugees. In 2009 he received the Raurist Literary Prize and the MiA Prize for the novel Split, and in 2010 and 2012 the prestigious Vienna City Elias Canetti Scholarship.
Rob Riemen (ZBF 2017.)
ROB RIEMEN is a Dutch essayist and cultural philosopher. He is the founder of the Nexus Institute, through which, as with all his work, he seeks to restore European spiritual values created on people such as Socrates, Spinoza or Thomas Mann, and to restore solidarity as one of the key European values. He is known for his essays The Nobility of the Spirit - The Forgotten Ideal and The Eternal Return of Fascism.
Lars Svendsen (ZBF 2017.)
LARS SVENDSEN is a Norwegian philosopher employed as a professor at the University of Bergen in the Department of Philosophy. He has gained an international reputation through a number of his works translated into many languages, the most famous of which are Fear, Fashion, Philosophy of Boredom, Philosophy of Evil and Philosophy of Work, published by TIM press. His latest book, Philosophy of Freedom, was published in the same library.
Monica Wogrolly (ZBF 2017.)
Monica Wogrolly was born in 1967 in Graz, where she graduated in philosophy and German studies. In addition, she trained as a psychotherapist and practiced bioethics. In 2004, she earned a doctorate in the humanities. She has won several literary scholarships and awards. He also regularly publishes scientific papers.
Neda Miranda Blažević- Krietzman (ZBF 2017.)
NEDA MIRANDA BLAŽEVIĆ- KRIETZMAN is a poet, prose writer, painter and photographer. She completed her studies in comparative literature and sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. Since 2007, he has lived and worked in San Diego, California and Zagreb. He writes in Croatian and English. So far, she has published eleven collections of poems, four novels, among which American Foreplay stands out, and three collections of short stories.
Ružica Brečić (ZBF 2017.)
RUŽICA BREČIĆ holds a PhD from the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, where she works as an assistant professor. Within the bilateral scientific research project Financial Literacy and Socialization of Children as Consumers, he is the leader of the Croatian working group. Since 2016, he has been participating as the leader of the Croatian working group on the international project Horizon 2020 (2016-2021) "Strengthening European Food Chain Sustainability by Quality and Procurement Policy", which conducts research on children's eating habits in primary schools and works on recommendations for improving public procurement of food and meals in primary schools. Independently and in co-authorship, he actively publishes scientific papers in well-known world and domestic journals and participates in domestic and foreign conferences
Slađana Bukovac (ZBF 2017.)
SLAĐANA BUKOVAC is a writer and journalist, and graduated in art history and comparative literature in Zagreb. So far, she has published the novel Putnici, a collection of poems No Spider is Perfect, the novel Rod avetnjak, and she has just published her third novel, Stajska bolest. For the previous titles, she received the Slavić awards, the Cyclops for debutants and the Fran Galović award.
Jasminka Tihi-Stepanić (ZBF 2017.)
JASMINKA TIHI-STEPANIĆ is a Croatian language teacher at the Eugen Kvaternik Elementary School in Velika Gorica. He writes for children and young people. He publishes stories in the magazines Modra Lasta, Smib, Radost and Književnost i dijete, as well as on Croatian radio in the show Priča za velike i male and in the TV series Psst ... Priča! Her debut novel Do You Have a Face? received the Mato Lovrak Award for the best novel for children and youth published in 2011, and the eponymous radio play was awarded a special prize at the 9th International Festival of Radio Games for Children and Youth Prix Ex Aequo in Bratislava awarded by the International Children's Book Union IBBY . In her novels and stories, the author deals with contemporary topics and problems that occupy young people and those who deal with young people, so her works are interesting to both younger and older audiences.
Tea Tulić (ZBF 2017.)
TEA TULIĆ writer is a spoken word of a performer born in Rijeka 1978Proz published in various domestic and foreign literary magazines, including McSweeney’s of San Francisco. Her short stories have been translated into English, French, Slovenian and Polish. In 2011, he won the Prozak Award from the publishing house Algoritam and Zarez magazine for the best manuscript by an author under 35. As part of that award, she published a fragmentary novel / collection of haircuts Everywhere. At Bandcamp in 2014, in collaboration with Enver Krivac and the music collective of the Japanese Premieres, she released an album of the spoken word Albumče. This year he publishes the novel Maximum of Flocks.
Maja Vincek Slunjski (ZBF 2017.)
MAJA VINCEK SLUNJSKI was born in 1986 in Varaždin, where she graduated from the School of Design, Textiles and Clothing, majoring in graphic design. Then in 2005 he enrolled in the undergraduate study of phonetics and linguistics at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, and later in the graduate study of speech therapy, which he completed in 2010. In the same year, he was employed at the SUVAG Polyclinic, Service for Medical Rehabilitation of School-Age Children in Zagreb, where he still works today. In 2013, she enrolled in a four-year education for a psychotherapist for children and adolescents in the Croatian Interdisciplinary Therapeutic Association for Children and Adolescents in Zagreb.
Nebojša Zelić (ZBF 2017.)
NEBOJŠA ZELIĆ is an assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Rijeka. It deals with the problems of social justice and political justification of the law. He edited the book Faith in Dialogue: Secular and Religious in Conversation with Zoran Grozdanov.
Rade Šerbedžija (ZBF 2017.)
RADE ŠERBEDŽIJA is a film and theater actor and poet. He finished primary and secondary school in Vinkovci, and graduated in Zagreb in 1969 from the Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has acted in numerous Yugoslav and Croatian films, TV series and theater plays. By going to the US he is building his overseas career in films like Mission Impossible and Batman: The Beginning. So far, he has published a book of autobiographical records Until the Last Breath and a collection of poems Stranger.
Sebastian Barry (ZBF 2016.)
Sebastian Barry is an Irish playwright, novelist and poet. He is characterized by a lush writing style and is considered one of the best contemporary Irish writers. Barry has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his novels A Long Long Way (2005) and The Secret Letter (2008). For the novel The Secret Letter, he won the Costa Awards of the Year and the James Tait Black Memorial Award that same year. His 2011 novel On Canaan’s Side was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Some of his most famous works are The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, The Temporary Gentleman, Our Lady of Sligo, The Pride of Parnell Street and many others
John Connolly (ZBF 2016.)
John Connolly is an Irish writer born in Dublin. He gained a literary reputation and reputation among literary critics by writing crime novels, drawing inspiration from the tradition of American classics of the genre, such as Ross MacDonald, James Lee Burke and Ed McBain. The American idiom in his extraordinary prose is often strongly interwoven with elements of the supernatural as a means of enabling him to explore the problems of empathy, morality, and redemption in a series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker.
David Park (ZBF 2016.)
David Park is one of the most respected contemporary Irish writers. He graduated from Queen’s University in Belfast and until recently, in parallel with his increasingly successful literary career, worked as a high school teacher and distinguished himself in this area with significant contributions to the development of curriculum creativity. His first works were marked by the political situation in Northern Ireland, which served as a prism for him to deal with the more comprehensive issue of political violence. It was only with the novel The Light of Amsterdam published in 2012 that he stepped out of that thematic determination, in order to maximally extend both temporal and spatial boundaries in the novel Women of Three Poets, focusing on the subtle interrelationship of life and creativity. He is primarily esteemed as a master of style; critics point to his art of creating atmosphere and convincing portrayal of characters, putting him alongside today’s greatest Irish writers, such as, for example, John Banville, Colum McCann or Roddy Doyle. He has won numerous awards and his works have been translated into several languages.
Eoin Colfer (ZBF 2016.)
Eoin Colfer is an Irish writer of youth literature, science fiction and adventure novels. He showed his first interest in writing in elementary school. After graduating from the University of Dublin, he earned a degree as an elementary school professor. Between 1992 and 1996, he worked in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. Benny and Omar published his first book in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia. In 1999, he published her sequel, as well as several other books (Benny and babe, Half Moon Investigations, The Wishlist, The Supernaturalist). Colfer became famous in 2001 by publishing the first in a series of novels about Artemis Fowl and devoting himself entirely to writing
Carl-Johan Vallgren (ZBF 2016.)
Carl-Johan Vallgren, a Swedish writer and musician, was born in Linköping, Sweden, and grew up in Falkenburg. He traveled to Asia and Eastern Europe, lived in Spain and Denmark, and in Berlin from 1993 to 2003. He now resides in Stockholm. He made his debut in 1987 with the novel Nomads, followed by the books Longing (Längta bort, 1988), Woman of Birds (F´lgelkvinnan, 1991), Stories of Dream and Reality (Berättelser om sömn och vaka, 1994), Document on the Gambler Rubash (Document rörande Spelaren Rubashov, 1996), For Mr. Bachmann's brochure (För herr Bachmanns broschyr, 2000). In 2002, he published the novel A History of a Miraculous Love, which won the prestigious Swedish August Award for Best Fiction Book of the Year, the Literary Club Grand Prize and the Annual Bookstore Award. The book became a bestseller in Sweden, selling eight hundred thousand copies, and was translated into twenty-five languages.
Julija Wieslander (ZBF 2016.)
Julia Wieslander is a respected Swedish children’s writer. In the 1980s, with the help of her husband Thomas and her children, she came up with a series of stories about a smart and lively cow called Mama Mu. Thanks to her inexhaustible imagination, enthusiasm and energy, this unique cow has experienced incredible adventures: sledding, cycling, building a tree house and mastering the whole alphabet! Picture books about Mama Mu and Kraks have been translated into 30 languages and are well received all over the world. They were illustrated by Sven Nordqvist, the famous author of picture books about Pettson and Findus.
Daša Drndić (ZBF 2016.)
Daša Drndić is a world-renowned writer from Zagreb. He publishes prose, literary criticism, analytical texts and translations in magazines and literary journals, as well as feature and documentary radio dramas. Prose works published so far: The Road to Saturday (1982), The Stone from Heaven (1984), Marija Częstohowska Still Dropping Tears or Dying in Toronto (1997), Canzone di guerra (1998), Totenwande (2000), Doppelgänger (2002), Leica format (2003), Sonnenschein (2007), April in Berlin (2009) and Belladonna (2012). In 2007, Roman Sonnenschein won the Fran Galović Award for the best book on local topics and the Cyclops Award for prose work of the year. He is the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction READERS Prize for the best foreign fiction book of 2013. Daša Drndić is the winner of the international literary award Prozac 2014.
Ivica Đikić (ZBF 2016.)
Ivica Đikić is a writer and journalist. He published the novels Circus Columbia (2003) and I Dreamed of Elephants (2011). The Columbia Circus received the Meša Selimović Award for the best novel published in Croatia, Serbia, BiH and Montenegro. Based on the motives of that novel, Oscar winner Danis Tanović made a feature film of the same name in 2010. The second novel won the T-portal award for novel of the year in Croatia. The collection of stories Ništa sljezove boje was published in 2007 by the Feral Tribune Library, and the collection of poems Ostatak svijeta 2012. He also published three publicist books: Domovinski obrat - politička biografija Stipe Mesića (2004), Gotovina, stvarnost i mit (2010) , co-authored with Davor Kril and Boris Pavelić, and Šarik Tara: Life (2013). In addition to Tanović's film Circus Columbia, he is the co-screenwriter of Filip Šovagović's feature film High Fashion Tension (2013). Đikić's books have been translated, or are being translated, into Spanish, German, Italian, Hungarian and Slovenian.
Nenad Polimac (ZBF 2016.)
Nenad Polimac has been writing about film since the early 1970s: he belongs to a generation that believed that the history of Croatian and Yugoslav film should be radically revalued and founded a short but very influential magazine, Film, with which he is the editor-in-chief. that strategy. He edits, among others, the books Živojin Pavlović: Two Conversations and Branko Bauer, and he is very active in the production of the Film Encyclopedia of Dr. Ante Peterlić, published by the Lexicographic Institute. In the 1980s, he worked as a consultant for the repertoire in Zagreb's Kinematografi, and later incorporated his work experience in the film industry into his articles on film. He is one of the founders of the weekly "Globus", "Nacional" and the company Europa Press Holding, and together with Vladimir Tomić he is the author of the once popular television shows about the films "Modern Times" and "Vertigo". He is the winner of the annual award of the Croatian Society of Film Critics "Vladimir Vukovic".
Ivica Ivanišević and Marina Vujčić (ZBF 2016.)
Ivica Ivanišević and Marina Vujčić did not know each other until 2014. Since then, they have each published three books and written many more unpublished works. Writing their own - he in Split and she in Zagreb - they functioned and successfully functioned in the relationship between author and editor without a clear idea of who is the author and who is the editor. In the summer of 2015, they found themselves on the same authoring frequency and began using the electronic mailbox for common literary purposes, which, a month later, resulted in the novel Letter of Dismissal. When they brought their heroes to the end of the epistolary romance, it took them time to come to terms with the fact that there was no longer that parallel world in the box. Now again, everyone is writing for themselves, and again it is not known who is the editor and who is the author.
Jasna Horvat (ZBF 2016.)
Jasna Horvat is a Croatian writer, cultural theorist and scientist in the field of quantitative economics. The first cycle of her literary work poetically interprets mythological themes (The Lost Fairy, 2002, Alemperkina kazivanja, 2005 and Krijesnici, 2009), while the epistolary novel (Letter in a Letter from 2008 - co-authorship with Irena Vrkljan) announces the second cycle and five study novels. (Az, 2009, Bizarre, 2009; Auron, 2011; Vilikon, 2012; and Aliquot, 2014). Jasna Horvat's literary discourse is characterized by questioning of literary potentials, inspiration with heritage contents and unusual imagination. Jasna Horvat is the winner of the award of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts for literature in 2010 and the Seal of the City of Osijek in 2011.
Milko Valent (ZBF 2016)
Milko Valent was born in Zagreb. He graduated in philosophy and comparative literature at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. He writes poetry, philosophical texts, short prose, novels, essays, spectacles, polemics, theater criticism, radio dramas, dramas and dance dramas. He is a contributor to hundreds of magazines, newspapers, newspapers and many radio programs. He has participated in about twenty exhibitions and in publications of concrete and visual poetry and mail-art. He performs all over the country and abroad, shaping and nurturing forms such as recital, lecture, happening, provocative conversation, performance… He is represented in numerous anthologies, panoramas and selections of poetry, prose, essays and drama. It has been translated into Slovenian, Hungarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Ruthenian, Russian, Italian, German, Polish, French, Esperanto and English.
Veljko Barbieri (ZBF 2016.)
Veljko Barbieri was born in Split. He is the author of numerous novels, collections of short stories and essays, theater, radio and television plays in which he deals with European and Mediterranean heritage, especially the heritage of Dalmatia, its ability to inherit, intertwined with the immutability of human destiny at cyclically renewed crossroads. His novels have been translated into several world languages, and short stories are represented in many domestic and foreign anthologies of prose. With his prose, he participated with several painters and graphic artists in the creation of several graphic maps. He has won significant literary awards, and in 2006 his novel Diocletian was awarded the Matica hrvatska award for the best book of the year, and was also translated into Bulgarian and Slovenian. He decided to try the same literary theme once again, so in 2008 he wrote a new version of the novelized biography of Emperor Diocletian I, Diocletian - Jupiter's Son, which also competed for significant Croatian literary awards and was published in Hungary and Germany.
Edo Popović (ZBF 2016.)
Edo Popović is a freelance writer. He has published the following books: The Meridian of the Moon (2015), In Velebit (2013), Midnight Boogie and Other Stories (2012), Breaking the Wind (2011), A Handbook for Walkers (2009), Eyes (2007), Tattooed Stories (2006 - in collaboration with cartoonist Igor Hofbauer), Players (2006), Boy, Lady, Jerk, Cop (2005), Dancer from the Blue Bar (2004), Exit Zagreb South (2003), Concert for tequila and apaurin (2002), Stone Dog (2001), Dream of Yellow Snakes (2000), Midnight Boogie (1987). His novels and collections of stories have been translated into a dozen languages.
Jasna Žmak (ZBF 2016.)
Jasna Žmak was born in Pula. She graduated in dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, where she has been employed as a research novice since 2012. She is the author of the texts Samice (2011) and Simultaneously Second (2012), premiered and directed by Matija Ferlin at the Istrian National Theater - Pula City Theater. As a playwright, she collaborated on the plays Timbuktu (2008), I fuck on the first date, T-factor (2009) and 55+ (2012) by the performance groups Montažstroj, Awakening of Spring (2010) and Lexicon of YU Mythology (2011). She won the Routledge Award for Best Student Presentation at the 15th PSi World Conference. Since 2009, she has been a member of the board of directors of the Center for Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and a member of the editorial board of the performing arts magazine Frakcija, as well as the artistic editor of the Film Mutations Festival. She is a former member of the editorial board of the web portal dedicated to the domestic drama script drame.hr.
Jens Lapidus (ZBF 2015.)
Jens Lapidus (1974) is a Swedish criminal lawyer and writer. As an author, he is best known for his Stockholm trilogy, which includes the novels Easy Hunt, Don't Fuck and Life on a High Leg. In addition, he published the graphic novel Gang War 145 and the short story Mama Tried. Lapidus ’style is often compared to that of James Ellroy and Dennis Lehane. Today, Lapidus is the best-selling crime author in Sweden, different from the others, and the whole country is buzzing about his novels. In the trilogy, he openly and boldly portrays the criminal milieu of Stockholm in the manner of the cult crime writer J. Ellroy - from the perspective of bad guys, mafia bosses and criminals, but also seemingly successful individuals and powerful people. They are all part of a perverted parallel state system in which criminal groups infiltrated into the legal business world operate.
Kristina Ohlsson (ZBF 2015.)
Swedish writer Kristina Ohlsson (1979) is a political scientist who until recently served as head of the OSCE's counter-terrorism department, having previously worked as a security analyst at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Such a work biography is an impressive reminder of the skill she acquired and certainly used when she appeared in 2009 with her debut crime novel Askungar (Unwanted), the first book in a series starring detective Fredrika Bergman. Her next two novels, Daisy and The Guardian Angels, were shortlisted in 2010 and 2011 for the Best Novel of the Year award by the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy. Ohlsson's trilogy for children (the first sequel, Glass Children, was published in 2013) received rave reviews from critics and audiences and attracted attention outside Scandinavia, with publishing rights sold in over 20 countries across Europe.
Roslund i Thunberg (ZBF 2015.)
Anders Roslund is an award-winning investigative journalist and one of Scandinavian's most successful crime writers, recognized by critics. Roslund is part of the New York Times bestseller duo Roslund & Hellström, which have won many prestigious awards, including The CWA International Dagger, Glasnyckeln (Glass Key, Swedish Award for Best Crime Novel) and the Swedish Academy Award for Crime Authors, and which are sold over five million books. Stefan Thunberg is one of the most famous screenwriters in Scandinavia. His work to date consists of popular television series such as Wallander Henning Mankell and Van Veeteren Håkan Nesser, as well as the two biggest successes of Swedish boxing in recent years: Hamilton and Jägarn 2. The Bear Dance (Björndansen) is the seventh novel by Anders Roslund in co-authorship with Stefan Thunberg
Sven Nordquist (ZBF 2015.)
Swedish author and illustrator of children's books, the most famous of which are those about Pettson and Findus. In 1983, he won the first prize in the competition for the best picture book and since then he has been working exclusively as an author and illustrator of children's books. During his career, he has won awards at home and abroad. Books about Pettson and Findus were screened in a 1999 television series. In 2007, he won the Augustpriset Award, in the children’s book category, for the book Var är min syster? (Where is my sister?). In 2003 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgrenpriset Prize, in 1992 he won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis Prize. In Croatia, Planeta Zoe published picture books When Findus Was Small and Lost, The Crowd in the Vegetable Garden, Findus at Camping, Findus' Christmas, Findus's Cake, Pettson Has a Bad Day, An Intruder in the Yard and A Fox Hunt.
Ulf Stark (ZBF 2015.)
Ulf Gottfrid Stark (1944) is a Swedish writer and screenwriter (he adapted several of his books for the film and wrote the screenplay for the film Tsasiki morsan och polisen, 1999). He has collaborated with renowned Swedish illustrators Anna Höglund and Matija Lepp. In 1964, as a twenty-five-year-old, he wrote his first book of poems - Ett häl till livet. This was followed, between 1966 and 2008, by about thirty titles, mostly books for children and young people, including his first book for children, Petter och den röda fägeln (1975). Ulf Stark's books have been translated into over twenty languages. In 1989 he was elected a member of the Swedish Academy of Children's Literature (Svenska barnboks akademin). He has won twelve awards for his literary work.
Drago Held (ZBF 2015.)
Drago Hedl (1950) is a writer and journalist. He is one of the most important representatives of Osijek children's literature. He has published a dozen books, critiques and essays, staged three plays, and is the author of several documentaries, including the award-winning feature film Vukovar, the final cut. He has also collaborated in reputable world newspapers and magazines. He has received several Croatian and international awards for his journalistic work on research topics
Dean Savić (ZBF 2015.)
Dean Savić has been dealing with security issues on a theoretical and practical level for twenty years. His primary subjects of interest are organized crime and terrorism. He is the author of several professional and scientific papers in the field of social sciences.
Goran Samardžić (ZBF 2015.)
Goran Samardžić (1961) is a Sarajevo writer and poet. He appeared in the literary world with the poetry of Lutka (1990), after which he achieved success in prose as well. He started the cult bookstore Buybook. He has published three collections of poetry, a novel, a collection of poetry and prose, and a collection of short stories. For the novel Šumski duh he won the award of the BiH Writers' Association, the same novel was in the final for the Jutarnji list award from Zagreb and in the final of the Meša Selimović award for the best novel written in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and BiH.
Robert Perišić (ZBF 2015.)
Robert Perišić (1969) is one of the most versatile authors in Croatian literature. Apart from being known for his writing work, he is also known as the founder and editor of the magazine Godine nove, a columnist for the Croatian edition of Playboy, a literary critic and columnist for the Feral Tribune and Globus, and the screenwriter of Dalibor Matanić's 100 Minutes of Glory. So far, he has published several collections of poems, short stories, a novel, a collection of autobiographical prose, and drama. He has been awarded two literary prizes for his work.
Irena Vrkljan (ZBF 2015.)
Irena Vrkljan (1930) is a Croatian writer born in Belgrade. Poet, prose writer, radio playwright, essayist and translator, she entered the literary scene during the period of circular poetry with surrealist themes. She was a long-time editor of the TV show Portraits and Encounters, for which she wrote about seventy screenplays about local artists. She lives and works as a professional writer on the route Zagreb - Berlin. He publishes in Croatian and German.
Alida Breme (ZBF 2015.)
Alida Bremer (1959) is a Croatian author born in Split. She is the editor of several German anthologies of Croatian literature, and has translated numerous works from Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian into German. Oliva’s Legacy, her first novel, received rave reviews and acclamations from audiences in Germany. Oliva's Legacy is a novel about Dalmatia, about women and men, about life between two languages and two countries, about her own dilemmas and dreams, about an abandoned olive grove, an abandoned house and an old ottoman.
Merita Arslani (ZBF 2015.)
Merita Arslani (1974) was born in Zadar, where she graduated in French and Latin at the Faculty of Philosophy. In London, he completed his journalism studies at the London School of Journalism. After returning from Great Britain, she started working as a journalist for "Slobodna Dalmacija", and then on the City Television of Zadar. When she moved to Zagreb, she started working for "Jutarnji list", where she distinguished herself with a series of notable stories and reports. So far, she has published three novels: Angels Will Just Fall Asleep (Cyclops for Best Debut Work, 2012), Awake Me When It Passes (2013) and Reliable Source (2014).
Želimir Periš (ZBF 2015.)
Želimir Periš (1975) is a Croatian writer born in Zadar. So far, he has published stories in several magazines: Moment of Prose (2010), Batoni (2012), Space for a Wet Dog (Belgrade 2012), Lapis Histriae (2012), Pitchways (2012), Democracy (2013). .). In addition to stories, he also published two novels: Martyrs (2013) and Mima and the Quadrature of the Rainbow (2014). He has won several literary awards for both prose and poetry. He hosts OtPis, creative writing workshops in Zadar and Zagreb and Kulturni otpis, a show about literature on Novi radio.
Hrvoje Šalković (ZBF 2015.)
Hrvoje Šalković (1973) was born in Zagreb, where he graduated from the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb, and completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Westminster in London. He has been writing since 2002, when he published six novels and two collections of short stories. He has traveled to 116 countries on all seven continents, is a member of the Croatian Writers' Association, winner of the VBZ literary award in 2006, and a finalist of the Kiklop literary award in 2007. When he is not traveling, he lives and works in Zagreb.
Emir Imamović (ZBF 2015.)
Emir Imamović Pirke (1973) is a writer and journalist born in Tuzla. He has been a journalist since 1992. He is the executive editor of Gracija magazine and a regular columnist for the Radiosarajevo.ba portal. He has published the following novels: Has Someone Seen Girls, Whores, War Criminals (2006), The Secret of the Valley of the Pyramids (2007), A Collection of Stories I Love Your Lips a Thousand Times Male Writers on Partnership, Love and Sex (2008), Third Half 2010), Acting (2014).
Pavao Pavličić (ZBF 2015.)
Pavao Pavličić (1946) is a Croatian writer, academic, screenwriter, literary scientist and translator born in Vukovar. He is the author of ten screenplays, about fifty novels, as well as numerous scientific and journalistic works. Some of his most famous works are The Trinity in Trnje, Coral Gate, Dead Water and others. He has won several literary awards, and his works have been translated into Slovak and Czech. He is a full professor at the Department of Comparative History of Croatian Literature.
Andrej Nikolaidis (ZBF 2015.)
Andrej Nikolaidis (1974) is a journalist and writer born in Sarajevo. So far, he has published eight novels: Seattle Cathedral (1990), Essays on Indifference (1995), Why Mira Furlan (1997), They! (2001), Mimesis (2003), Son (2006), Arrival (2009), Nine (2014). Some of his sharp political columns have resulted in lawsuits and various threats.
Goran Tribuson (ZBF 2015.)
Goran Tribuson (1948) was born in Bjelovar. He is one of the most productive and widely read Croatian writers, an academic and a screenwriter. So far, he has published about twenty novels, a dozen collections of stories and five screenplays. Some of his most famous works are His Early Days, History of Pornography, God forbid greater evil and others.
Darko Milošić (ZBF 2015.)
Darko Milošić (1967) is a Croatian writer and translator. He publishes critiques and essays in the biweekly for cultural and social events Zarez and on internet websites.
Darko Macan (ZBF 2015.)
Darko Macan (1966) is the author of fifteen books, the most recent of which is Corridor, and about thirty comic book albums, the most recent of which is Selamalejkum, General. Children's books (Books Lie !, Yellow Minute) were awarded to Grigor Vitez, science fiction (Olive Skin, Neruševac series) to SFer, and comics (Blueberry, Qreten, etc.) to the Grand Prix of the Vinkovci Salon. He worked for the American and works for the French comic book market.
Pero Kvesić (ZBF 2015.)
Pero Kvesić (1950) was born in Zagreb. Part of his working life he worked as a journalist. He was the first editor-in-chief of Polet magazine and one of the representatives of Prose in Jeans. He has published journalistic and literary works, comics, illustrations and photographs, and has worked as a screenwriter for film and television. He has published about twenty books and picture books. In recent years, he has been working mostly on his blogs.
Nora Verde (ZBF 2015.)
Nora Verde (1974) was born in Dubrovnik. Since 1998, she has worked as a journalist and editor in daily and weekly newspapers and in non-profit media in the sectors of culture, music, television, civil society, human rights and independent media. He publishes his literary works under the literary name Nora Verde. She is the author of the prose books Lend Me a Smile (2010) and Until Stock Expires (2013). He is currently preparing a collection of stories entitled Time is on our side.
Mima Simić (ZBF 2015.)
Mima Simić (1976) is a writer, translator, and the first guitarist of the family band Drvena Marija. She published the cult confusion of The Adventures of Gloria Scott (2005), which underwent many media permutations, and a collection of film essays, Resistant to Hollywood (2009), which earned her the Order of the Best Film Critic. She publishes short stories in domestic and foreign journals, and has been included in several domestic and international anthologies.
Josip Novaković (ZBF 2015.)
Josip Novaković (1956) is a Croatian-Canadian author. He writes in English. So far, he has published one novel, three collections of short stories, two collections of autobiographical sketches, and two manuals for successful writing. He has published works in almost all leading American literary journals. He has won several awards for his literary work.
Hrvoje Turković (ZBF 2016.)
Hrvoje Turković holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy and sociology from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, a master's degree in film studies from New York University as a Fulbright Scholar, and a doctorate in film theory from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. From 1965 he worked as a critic and essayist, editor of several magazines, and from 1977 to 2009, when he retired, he was employed at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, occasionally teaching in other studies. He was the starting director of the Multimedia Center of the Student Center (1976-1977), the starting president of the Croatian Society of Film Critics (1992-1994), and since 1998 he has been the president of the Croatian Film Association. He was an editor and associate for film theory in the Film Encyclopedia 1-2 (1985/1990), a contributor to the Film Lexicon (2003), and an editor of the Film Encyclopaedic Dictionary (in progress). He has published over 700 articles on film, television and cultural issues in newspapers, magazines, catalogs, on the radio, in anthologies and author books, and thirteen books.
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