Ivana Bodrožić (Vukovar, 1982) attained her Master's degree in Philosophy and Croatian Language and Literature. She is the author of two poetry collections (receiving Goran and Kvirin awards for young poets), a novel and a short story collection. Her novel Hotel Tito (2010) about growing up during war and refugee life, was awarded Kiklop for best fiction, Josip and Ivan Kozarac Prize and Bosnian award Kočićevo Pero for outstanding achievement in the field of contemporary literature.
She is developing a script for a film based on the same novel together with the award-winning Bosnian-Herzegovinian director Jasmila Žbanić. For her novel The Pit she was awarded with Balkan Noir Prize for best South-East European crime fiction written in 2016. Her works have been translated into a dozen languages.