Vladimir Stojsavljević (Bjelovar, 1950) graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, Department for Directing. Prior to being appointed Assistant Minister of Culture, he held the office of Department Head for Culture in the City of Zagreb. He wrote numerous plays, radio dramas and children’s theatre pieces.
Some of his most relevant plays are The Book Thief, Katarina Zrinska of the Frankopan Family and Norwegian Forests, for which he won a number of awards. His book Summer War Journal (1991) is considered to be the first prose piece about the war in Croatia.
His dramas have been performed in theatres in Ljubljana, Zagreb, Split, Osijek, Čakovec, Varaždin and on the Croatian Radio. He collaborates with numerous international festivals and institutions, including British Council and Edinburgh Festival.