Slobodan Šnajder (pronounced [slɔ̝bɔ̝̌dan ʃnǎjdɛ̝r]; born July 8, 1948) is a Croatian writer and publicist.
Šnajder was born in 1948 in Zagreb, where he graduated Philosophy and English studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He was co-founder and editor of the theater journal Prolog as well as the editor of the editions published by Cekade. His short stories, essays and plays were being published since 1966. From January to June 1993, he was a columnist in daily newspaper Glas Slavonije (“Početnica za melankolike” - “Spelling book for the Melancholics”), and, from January 1994 till 2013, he wrote a column in a daily newspaper Novi list (“Opasne veze” - “Dangerous Liaisons”). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the left-wing magazine Novi Plamen. His columns and his plays have supporters and opposers. Although Šnajder has been writing prose for a very long time, his first full-length novel Morendo was issued in 2012. After a great success of his latest multiple award-winning novel Doba mjedi (The Age of Brass) (2015), the second edition was published in 2016.