Goran Tribuson (Bjelovar, 1948) is a prosaist and a playwright. He graduated in Film and Cinema from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, and currently teaches at the Academy of Dramatic Art at the University of Zagreb. He debuted on the Croatian literary scene writing short stories, gathered in the collections Conspiracy of the Cartographers (1972), The Prague Death (1975), and Dog Paradise (1978).
Fantastic elements laced with the middle-European imagery follow Tribuson as he engages in longer prosaic forms with novels Heidelberg Snow (1980), Do You Hear Us, Frido Stern (1981), Russian Roulette (1982). Tribuson’s later novelistic work includes auto-fictional titles such as The Foreign Legion (1985), History of Pornography (1988), God Forbid a Greater Evil (2002), and the Collection of Poison (2010), as well as the successful crime series lead by the detective Nikola Banić (Made in the USA, 1986, The Night Shift, 1996, Bitter Chocolate, 2014, Neighbour in Distress, 2014).
Goran Tribuson is the screenwriter of several succesful films, such as The Red Dust (1999), Slow Surrender (2001), The Sunk Cemetery (2001) and God Forbid a Greater Evil (2002).