Damir Šodan

Damir Šodan (1964), Croatian poet and playwright, has published four volumes of poetry, two collections of plays, and an anthology of contemporary Croatian “neorealist” poetry. He was awarded the Držić prize for the burlesque Chick lit (2012) and the 1st prize at the playwriting competition for ex-Yugoslav writers in Vienna (2000) for the dark comedy Zaštićena zona (Safe Area). In 2012 he represented Croatia at the Poetry Parnassus, the “poetry Olympics” in London. He is an associate editor of Poezija and Quorum magazines in Zagreb and a member of the Croatian Writers’ Association (HDP) and the Croatian P.E.N. Centre. He works as a translator and divides his time between the Hague, the Netherlands and Split, Croatia.