Tomica Šćavina was born in 1975, she is a Croatian writer and poet. She holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her first novel, A Ship for Lajka has been shortlisted for the VBZ Prize for Best Unpublished Novel, and her second novel, The Return of a Genius, brought her two prizes, Sfera and Artefakt. Her third novel A Room at the Bottom of the Sea, with a working title Healing Dictionary, was also shortlisted for the above-mentioned VBZ Prize. She has published a book of poetry The Ornaments of a Fall and two children stories – The Tamer of Clouds and The Love Legend.
Šćavina teaches the Psychology of Creativity course and Psychology of Characters course at Vern University in Zagreb and leads a creative-psychological workshop Beyond Writing at Centre for Creative Writing in Zagreb. She is a member of the Croatian Writers’ Society and a member of the Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association.