Marina Šur Puhlovski Zagreb graduated with a degree in comparative literature and philosophy. In her youth she was a journalist and a literary critic, but later turned to writing prose exclusively. She writes stories, novels, travelogues, essays and literary diaries. She has won several awards for her short stories (such as the “Večernji list” award and the “Književni krug Karlovac” award) and the “Zvane Črnja” award for best book of essays in 2015. She has written six novels: Trojanska kobila (Trojan horse, 1991), Ništarija (The Good-for-Nothing, 1999), Nesanica (Insomnia, 2007), Ljubav (Love, 2010), Igrač (The Player, 2017) and Divljakuša (Wild Woman, 2018). Wild Woman, which was unanimously praised by critics in both Croatia and the wider region, won the V.B.Z. award for best unpublished novel in 2018. Šur Puhlovski lives and works in Zagreb.