Ivana Simić Bodrožić
Ivana Simić Bodrožić, born in 1982 in Vukovar, attained a Master's degree in Philosophy and Croatian Language. She is the author of two poetry collections (Goran and Kvirin awards for young poets), a novel and a short story collection. The novel Hotel Zagorje (2010) about growing up during war and refugee life, was awarded (Kiklop for best prose work; Kočić Pen/Banja Luka-BiH; Josip and Ivan Kozarac prize), translated into German, French and Slovenian, and published in Serbia. She's writing a script for a film based on the same work along with award-winning Bosnian-Herzegovinian director Jasmila Žbanić. Her book of poetry was translated into Spanish. She lives in Zagreb as an independent writer.