Tena Štivčić (Zagreb, 1977) graduated in 2001 in Dramaturgy from Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb and she holds a PhD in Dramatic writing from Goldsmiths College in London. She lives and works both in Zagreb and London and she writes in Croatian and English. Her plays are performed in numerous European countries, they are translated into many languages and awarded with many prizes, such as European author’s award and Innovation award from Heidelberger Stückemarkt in 2008.
Her play Three Winters, written in English, was performed in National Theatre in London in 2014. and it won Susan Smith Blackburn award in 2015. Her novels Nemreš pobjeć od nedjelje (You can’t escape Sunday), Dvije (Two) and Fragile! were published in the book Dvije i druge (Profil, 2008). She also published two column collections Odbrojavanje (Countdown, 2007) and Vrag ne spava (The Devil Never Sleeps, 2010).
Her play’s Nevidljivi (Invisible) premiere was performed in Great Britain in 2011 and now is getting prepared to be adapted as a movie. Sedam dana u Zagrebu (Seven days in Zagreb) and Krijesnice (Fireflies) were performed in ZKM in Zagreb.