SENKO KARUZA (CROATIA) was born in 1957 in Split and spent his childhood on the island of Vis. He was educated in Vis, Split and Zagreb, where he studied philosophy at Zagreb University. His short stories and columns have been published in many newspapers and magazines, and also included in various anthologies and reviews. His publications include: Busbuskalai (1997), Ima li života prije smrti (2005), Tri krokodila (with Branko Čegec and Miroslav Mićanović), Vodič po otoku (2005), Teško mi je reći (collected stories, 2007), and Kamara obscura (2011). Senko is the director of Mare, Mare! Literary Festival and the founder of the informal Multimedia Mobile Centre for the Study of Alternative Ways of Survival on Small and Distant Islands.