Zoran Ferić was born in 1961 in Zagreb. He is among the most widely read of contemporary Croatian writers. His work has received numerous prizes, including the Ksaver Šandor Gjalski Prize in 2000 and the Jutarnji List Award for the best work of prose fiction in 2001 and then again in 2011.
Ferić is the author of three collections of short stories and three novels. His books were translated into English (Autumn Hill Books), German (Folio Verlag), Slovenian, Polish, Italian and Hungarian. He lives in Zagreb where he teaches Croatian literature at a high school.