ANTE TOMIĆ was born in 1970 in Split. He earned his degree in philosophy and sociology from the School of Philosophy in Zadar. Tomić works as a journalist for the Croatian daily newspaper Jutarnji List. For his journalistic work he was awarded a Marija Jurić Zagorka Prize for best reportage. Zaboravio sam gdje sam parkirao (I Forgot Where I Parked), his debut short story collection, was published in 1997, and his novel Što je muškarac bez brkova (What’s a Man Without a Moustache) was first published in 2000 and has so far been printed in seven editions. A play of the same name won the prize for best performance at the Marulićevi Dani Festival in 2002. Ante Tomić has also published a book of essays entitled Smotra folklora (Folklore Festival, 2001) and a novel Ništa nas ne smije iznenaditi (We Mustn’t Let Anything Surprise Us, 2003).