Igor Štiks (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1977) is an author and scholar, working as a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh. His fiction, literary criticism, and essays have appeared widely in journals and reviews in the former Yugoslavia and in numerous translations. He was co-editor of Anthologies of New Croatian Fiction (1999) and International Short Fiction in English (2001).
His novel A Castle in Romagna (2000) received the Slavić prize for Best First Book in 2000. The American edition of this novel was nominated for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (2006). His second novel Elijah’s Chair (2006) received the Gjalski Award for Best Fiction Book of the Year in Croatia and Kiklop Award for the best literary work of the year 2006, and was translated into fifteen languages. Other works of short fiction and essays have appeared in English, French, German, Greek, Bulgarian, Turkish, Macedonian, and Slovene editions.
He completed a dual PhD in political philosophy at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and at Northwestern University. For his literary and public work, he received the French honor of Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.