Roman Simić

Roman Simić was born in Zadar, Croatia, in 1972. He graduated with a degree in Comparative Literature and Spanish Studies from the University of Zagreb. He is editor of the literary magazine Relations; founder, organizer and Art Director of the Festival of the European Shot Story (, a week long literary festival dedicated to short story that (from 2001) each summer takes place in Zagreb and another Croatian town.

As a prose writer he won various prizes and stipends. His publications include "U trenutku kao u divljini" (In the Moment Like in the Wilderness, verses, 1996) which was a runner-up for the Goran Poetry prize; "Mjesto na kojem ćemo provesti noć" (A Place Where We’re Going to Spend the Night, short stories, 2000, translated into Polish and Slovenian); "U što se zaljubljujemo" (What We Fall in Love With, short stories, 2005, translated into German, Spanish, Macedonian, Slovenian, published in Serbia), which won the Jutarnji List Prize for the Best Croatian Book of Fiction, and "Nahrani me" (Feed me, short stories, 2012, translated into German and soon to be published in Serbia). This last collection won the Kiklop Prize for the best Croatian book of fiction for 2012, and one of the stories from the collection won the annual Ranko Marinković Prize for the best short story (awarded by Večernji list daily). His short stories are translated into dozen of languages and form part of various anthologies of contemporary Croatian prose.

Roman Simić lives in Dugo Selo and works as an editor at the Fraktura publishing house.

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