Daša Drndić (Zagreb, 1946) is an author of prose, literary criticism, analytical texts, translations and plays, graduated in English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. As a Fulbright scholar, she studied at the Southern Illinois University and Case Western Reserve University, and spent some years teaching in Canada.
She worked as an editor for the publishing house Vuk Karadžić, at Radio-television Belgrade and as an English language teacher at the Public University Đuro Salaj. She was an associate professor at the University of Rijeka where she held lectures in modern British literature and English language.
Her novel Sonnenschein was awarded Independent Foreign Fiction Readers Prize 2013, Kiklop Award for the best literary work of the year 2007, Fran Galović Prize 2007, and her novel Belladonna received Kiklop Award for the best literary work of the year 2013. In 2014, she received the international literary prize Prozart.