The novelist Daša Drndić was born in Zagreb in 1946. She studied English language and literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. As a Fulbright scholar, she studied at the Southern Illinois University, and also afterwards at Case Western Reserve University. She worked as an editor for the publishing house "Vuk Karadžić", at Radio-television Belgrade and as an English language teacher at the Public University "Đuro Salaj". She spent some years teaching in Canada. She was an associate professor in the English Department at the University of Rijeka where she taught modern British literature and English language.
Daša Drndić publishes prose, literary criticism, analytical texts, translations and plays. Her published works include: Put do subote (Way to Saturday), 1982; Kamen s neba (Stone from heaven), 1984; Marija Częstohowska još uvijek roni suze ili Umiranje u Torontu (Maria Częstohowska still shedding tears or Dying in Toronto), 1997; Canzone di guerra, 1998; Totenwande, 2000; Doppelgänger, 2002; Leica format, 2003; Sonnenschein, 2007; April u Berlinu (April in Berlin), 2009; Belladonna, 2012.