Nora Verde (Antonela Marušić; Dubrovnik, 1974) works as a journalist and editor of daily and weekly newspapers and non-profit media in the areas of culture, music, television, civil society, human rights and independent media. She graduated in Croatian language and literature and published her first book as a student, a poetry collection The Season of Getaways (1994). Since 2010, she publishes her books under a pen name Nora Verde. Hew oeuvre includes prose books Lend Me a Smile (2010), While Stocks Last (2013, novel), On Love, Beatings and Revolution (2016), and My Dowry (2021 novel) – which was shortlisted for tportal Award for the best novel, and longlisted for Fric Award for best prose fiction.
Verde’s prose and poetry have been translated into English, German, Slovene, Albanian and Macedonian, and published in numerous magazines and collections, including: Vijenac, Homo Volans, Zadarska smotra, Zadarski list. Her stories were published in the collections A Decent Life – Lesbian Short Stories from Ex-Yugoslavia (Pristojan život – lezbejske kratke priče s prostora Ex Yu, 2012), Pepper, Short Stories On Reconciliation (Biber, kratke priče na temu pomirenja, 2016) and a book Zagreb Noir (Akashic Books, New York, 2016).
She is a member of the editorial board of the Croatian feminist portal Vox Feminae, the Croatian Writers Society and the Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association.