Neven Ušumović (Zagreb, 1972) grew up in Subotica, Serbia. He graduated in philosophy, comparative literature and Hungarian studies from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb. He won critical acclaim for collections of short stories: 7 mladih (1997), Makovo zrno (2009), Rajske ptice (2012), and a so-called short-lived novel Ekskurzija (2001).
He also works as a literary translator from Hungarian, having translated the works of Béla Hamvas, Ferenc Molnár, Péter Esterházy and Ádám Bodor. His short story was included in the anthology The Best European Fiction 2010, which was presented in The Guardian, The New York Times, Time, BBC World New Service and other major international media outlets.