Igor Štiks was born in 1977 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His fiction, literary criticism, and essays have appeared widely in journals and reviews of the former Yugoslavia. He is the editor of anthologies of new Croatian prose fiction and international short fiction in English. His novel Dvorac u Romagni (2000) received the award for best first novel in Croatia. To date it has been translated into German, Spanish, French and English. Other works by him have appeared also in Greek, Turkish, Macedonian, and Slovene. He is a doctoral candidate at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris — Sciences Po. He lives and works in Paris and is currently writing his second novel.