Maša Kolanović (Zagreb, 1979) is the author of five books, including three books of fiction. Her novel Underground Barbie (2008) has been translated into German. She holds a PhD in Literary History and Cultural Studies. Her dissertation was published under the title Worker! Rebel? Consumer...: Popular Culture and Croatian Novel from Socialism to Transition (2011).
She was a research fellow at the University of Vienna in 2006 and University of Texas in Austin in 2012. She works as a lecturer of contemporary Croatian literature at the University of Zagreb.