Nicol Ljubić, born in Zagreb in 1971, grew up in Sweden, Greece, Russia and Germany. He studied political science and works as a free-lance journalist and writer. He has won several awards for his reportage, including the Theodor Wolff Prize. His second novel, “Meeresstille”, won the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize for young authors in 2011 and the Ver.di Literature Prize, and made it on to the long list for the Deutscher Buchpreis. His latest novel is “Als wäre es Liebe”. In 2014 and 2016 he co-initiated the European Writers’ Conference.