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language of expression: Croatian
educated at: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
occupation: journalist, novelist, essayist, writer
award received: Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding
Slavenka Drakulić (born 4 July 1949) is a Croatian journalist, novelist, and essayist whose works on feminism, communism, and post-communism have been translated into many languages.Drakulić was born in Rijeka, Croatia, on July 4, 1949. She graduated in comparative literature and sociology from the University in Zagreb in 1976. From 1982 to 1992, she was a staff writer for the Start bi-weekly newspaper and news weekly Danas (both in Zagreb), writing mainly on feminist issues. In addition to her novels and collections of essays, Drakulić's work has appeared in The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Internazionale, The Nation, La Stampa, Dagens Nyheter, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Eurozine, Politiken and The Guardian. She is a contributing editor for The Nation. She lives in Croatia and in Sweden.
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