Zoran Malkoč

Zoran Malkoč, writer and antiquarian, was born in 1967 in Nova Gradiška. He graduated from high school in Slavonski Brod and graduated with a degree in Comparative Literature and Linguistics from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb. In 1991 he joined the Croatian armed forces to fight in the war for independence, which left a mark on his entire generation and much of his writing. His publications include a collection of short stories Groblje manjih careva (2010, Josip and Ivan Kozarac Prize) and novels Kao kad progutaš brdo balona (2004, the finale for the best unpublished novel by the publishing house VBZ) and Roki Raketa (2014) which won the T-portal Literary Prize for best Croatian novel. His short stories have been included in several Croatian short story anthologies and short story collection Groblje manjih careva has been translated into Spanish and Catalan and has been met with excellent reviews. He was awarded the Ranko Marinković Award for his story Kad sam bio bako Pila... in 2009. He lives in Nova Gradiška and Zagreb.