Damir Karakaš was born in 1967 in the village of Plašćica in Lika, the mountainous region of Croatia. After attending university in Zagreb he was reporting for Croatian daily newspaper Večernji list, later becoming a reporter from war-fronts in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. He is the author of eight books, out of which there are three short story collections and two novels. His works were translated to French, English, German, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovenian, and Arabic. He is putting up performances and exhibits conceptual art. In 2008 a movie made according to his short stories collection Kino Lika was released, directed by Dalibor Matanić, winning numerous awards in Croatia and abroad. He writes theatre plays and his play ‘We almost never lock up’ was directed by Paolo Magelli as a part of a play ‘Zagreb Pentagram’, the most awarded theater play in Croatia in 2009. His plays were performed at the theatres in Croatia, Serbia, Germany and Chile, and the last one called ‘Sniper‘ in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He is currently located in Zagreb.