Damir Karakaš was born in 1967 in the Lika area, the mountainous region of Croatia. He was a reporter for Croatian daily Večernji list from war-fronts in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. He is the author of eight previous books. His works have been translated into French, German, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovenian, Arabic and Italian. He is also a playwright, performer and conceptual artist. His plays have been performed across Croatia, Serbia, Germany, Chile and Ivory Coast. His short story collection Kino Lika was adapted for the big screen in 2008.