Jurica Pavičić (Split, 1965) worked as a film critic and journalist for different Croatian newspapers. His first novel, Plaster Sheep (1997), a social thriller about the harbour city of Split during the Yugoslav war, is considered a ground-breaking novel in contemporary Croatian literature, marking the beginning of the so-called reality narrative. Swiss magazine Fact gave it third position on Top 10 list of the best crime/suspense novels of the year. Witnesses, a film based on this novel (directed by Vinko Brešan) was screened in competition of Berlin Film Festival, and won several international awards. Pavičić first theater play, Poisoner, won the national Marin Držić Award for best theater text.
In 2006, he published his fifth – and according to critics - best novel: Little Red Riding Hood (2006). From late 2000s on, Pavičić shifts toward writing short fiction. For his contributions to journalism, he was awarded with Marija Jurić Zagorka Award, Veselko Tenžera Award, Miljenko Smoje Award, and Croatian Journalists’ Association Award for journalist of the year.