Zoran Ferić was born in 1961 in Zagreb. He is among the most widely read contemporary Croatian writers. His work has received numerous prizes, including the Ksaver Šandor Gjalski Prize in 2000 and the Jutarnji List Award for the best work of prose fiction in 2001 and 2012. His works have been translated into English, German, Polish, Slovenian, Spanish and Hungarian. He is the author of: MišolovkaWaltaDisneya, Quattro stagioni, Anđeo u ofsajdu, SmrtDjevojčicesažigicama,Otpusnopismo, DjecaPatrasa, and KalendarMaja. His collected works were published under the title Simetriječuda in 2007. He lives in Zagreb where he teaches Croatian literature at a high school.