Jurica Pavičić was born in Split, Croatia and studied history and world literature at the University of Zagreb. He now lives in Split where he works as a film critic and columnist for various publications, including Vijenac, Zarez, and Jutarnji list. In 1992, he received the Vuković Award for film criticism. Since 1994, he has written a regular weekly column entitled “Vijesti iz Liliputa” (“News from Liliput”) and has received numerous awards for his journalism, including the Marija Jurić-Zagorka Award by the National Journalists’ Association in 1996. In 1999, his play Trovačica (The Poisoner) won the national drama award Držić and was later produced by the Croatian National Theatre in Split. He has written several novels including Crvenkapica (The Little Red Riding Hood) and Minuta 88, and his novel Ovce od gipsa (Plaster Sheep) was made into a film under the title Svjedoci (Witnesses). His latest book is a story collection entitled Patrola na cesti (Highway Patrol). His short stories and essays have been translated into English, German, Italian, and Bulgarian.