Eastern European history is filled with ir-ish and harrowing tales, and Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, certainly has its fill. Editor Ivan Srsen has curated a diverse, powerful and dramatic group of stories that offer tremendous insight into the perspectives of contemporary Croatians. Featuring brand-new stories (translated from Croatian) by Ivan Vidic, Josip Novakovich, Andrea Zigic-Dolenec, Robert Perisic, Mima Simic, Pero Kavesic, Nada Gasic, Zoran Pilic, Ruzica Gasperov, Darko Milosic, Nora Verde, Ivan Srsen, Neven Usumovic and Darko Macan.
Ivan Sr en is an editor, translator, and writer. In 2007 he started the Zagreb-based independent publisher Sandorf, presenting quality nonfiction in translation and ex-Yugoslavian fiction writers. He published a novel, Harmattan, and a collection of short stories, Fairy Tales from the Coffee Machine. He has translated a range of authors from English to Croatian including Frank Zappa, Henry Rollins, and Robert Graves. He lives in Zagreb, Croatia.