Boris Dežulović

Boris Dežulović (1964) was born in Split, where he almost completed a degree in Fine Arts and Art History. Following his escapades in football, rock and roll, comics and alternative theatre, he strayed into journalism in the mid-1980s as a layout artist of the magazine Omladinska iskra, where he published his first articles and edited a satirical feuilleton.

From 1988 he worked as an editor at Feral, the satirical supplement of the newspaper Nedjeljna Dalmacija and Slobodna Dalmacija, which was established as the independent weekly Feral Tribune in 1993. Since 1999, he has been an ongoing columnist for Globus (Zagreb), Slobodna Dalmacija (Split), Dnevnik (Ljubljana) and Oslobođenje (Sarajevo), as well as a regular contributor to a wide range of media in the region.

Since 2007 he and Predrag Lucić have been staging a poetic/satirical cabaret The Melody of Flash and Storm – a reference to two controversial Croatian military offensives in 1995 – in the countries of ex-Yugoslavia. His novel Christkind received Jutarnji list Award for best prose work. Dežulović also won the 2013 European Press Prize in the Commentator category.

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