Zoran Pilić (Zagreb, 1966) is a novelist, short-story writer and a poet. He has worked at a video store, a road maintenance company, Center for Autism in Zagreb, as well as for Motovun Film Festival and Zagreb Film Festival. His first short story collection Doggiestyle (2007) was adapted into a theatre play Sex, Lies and One Angel which was performed at the Zagreb Academy of Drama Arts in 2009.
His second novel Paper Devils was shortlisted for the prestigious Croatian literary award Jutarnji list and listed among the best novels in 2012 by the Croatian Ministry of Culture. Again in 2014, The Ministry listed his collection of short stories There Are No Elephants in Mexico as one of the best Croatian books of the year. His short story When Giants Walked the Earth won the European Short Story Festival Prize in 2015. He also writes book reviews and publishes a fiction editorial on Booksa.hr.