ŽelimirPeriš was born in 1975 in Zadar and has a degree in computer engineering. With OtPis – Creative Writing Workshops and ZaPis – an Association of Zadar Writers, he organized many literary programs, including KalibarBestival. He developed a board game called Strašnežene (Fierce Women). His publications include a collection of poems X, stories collections Mučenice (Martyrs) and Žutibok(The Yellow God), picture books Straškapostavljateškapitanja(Straška Asks Difficult Questions) and Straškaizvrćeneistine(Straška Twists the Untruths), and novels Mimaikvadraturakruga(Mima and the Square Footage of a Circle), Mimaivašekćeri(Mima and Your Daughters) and MladenkaKostonoga(Bony-Legged Bride). His stories received many awards and were adapted into theatre performances, and he won the 2021 T-Portal Award for the best Croatian novel for MladenkaKostonoga.