Olja Savičević Ivančević
Olja Savičević Ivančević is one of the best Croatian contemporary authors and a representative of the so called ‘lost generation’. Politically and socially engaged, Olja’s work has been included in a number of Croatian anthologies and international selections. Her writing has been translated into German, Czech, Italian, Spanish, Slovenian, French, English, Slovak, Macedonian, Polish, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Albanian and Zulu language.
Her short stories collection To Make a Dog Laugh won the prize for best author under thirty-five awarded jointly by Vijenac and AGM. Olja won the Ranko Marinković award for the best short story in 2007 and the Kiklop Award for best poetry collection in 2008. Her novel Farewell, Cowboy won the T-portal Prize for best Croatian novel in 2011. An excerpt of the novel has been included into the Best European Fiction 2014 and won her the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.