Ivan Lovrenović (Zagreb, 1943) is a writer, journalist and editor. He graduated in South Slavic Studies and Ethnology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He worked as an editor in publishing houses Veselin Masleša, Svjetlost and Durieux. In autumn 1992, he was one of the founders of the Bosnian branch of the PEN Centre during the occupation of Sarajevo. His articles on the war in Bosnia were published in various renowned magazines, such as The NY Times, Frankfurter Rundschau, Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung, Die Zeit, Le Messager Europeen etc.
Lovrenović is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction. For his novel Gone with the Century (2014) he was awarded with the prominent Meša Selimović award for the Best Novel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Croatia. His work was translated in German, English, Hungarian and Czech. He wrote screenplays for documentaries A Hundred Years of the Natural History Museum in Sarajevo and Centuries of the Silver Bosnia.