Kristina Gavran (Zagreb, 1987) writes short stories, novels and theatre plays. Her play Ready was awarded first prize Marin Drzic by Croatian Ministry of Culture and has premiered in z/k/m theatre in Zagreb. She also writes plays for children; Corruptivitis in the Mousetown, The Boy who Sought a Kite, Sonata for the Rubbish bin won awards and were produced in Croatian theatres and by Croatian National Radio.
Disput published Kristina’s first book in 2016; Rain in India, Summer in Berlin collects short stories around the theme of travelling and migration.The Palisander Guitar was her first novel, published in 2018; it was in the finals of the t-portal award and got prestigious ‘Mirko Kovac’ award. Kristina lives in England; she is a doctoral researcher at the University of Loughborough, exploring the true-life storytelling performance.
Her first play written in English was Pepper and Honey produced by Notnow Collective in 2019 and supported by Arts Council England. The show is successfully touring around the UK from London, to Edinburgh and Birmingham.