December 2012




Daša Drndić was born in Zagreb, Croatia (then part of Yugoslavia) in 1946. She writes and publishes novels, short stories, radio-plays, criticism and translations. From 1964 until 1968 she studied English language and literature at the Faculty of philology in Belgrade. She was an editor-dramaturge of the Drama program of Radio Belgrade from 1974 until 1992 In the period 1992-1995 she lived in Rijeka, Croatia. From July 1993 until December 1994 she worked in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for refugees in Rijeka. She also wrote reviews of theatre plays and other cultural events in Rijeka for “Slobodna Dalmacija”. From 1995 until 1997 she lived in Toronto, Canada where she worked as a lector and taught Croatian and Serbian language at the University of Toronto. From there she regularly wrote her “Letters from Canada” for “Novi list – Glas Istre” daily newspaper in Rijeka-Pula. While there, she wrote a book entitled “Dying in Toronto”.

1997-2012, Croatia. She wrote and published prose books while her radio plays were being broadcast at the Croatian radio and abroad. Since spring 1999 she was regularly employed at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Rijeka, Department for English Studies where she taught contemporary British literature (I and II), Anglo-American contemporary drama, a course on literature and film as well as creative writing.