Ivana Simić Bodrožić, born in 1982 in Vukovar, is a graduate year student of Philosophy and Croatian Language. She published her poetry collection entitled Prvi korak u tamu (The First Step into the Darkness) in 2005, receiving the Goran Award for young poets. The same collection has won the Kvirim Award by Matica hrvatska for the best poet up to 35 years of age. She publishes her poetry in various literary magazines: Vijenac, Quorum, Poezija. Her poems have been included in the anthology of contemporary Croatian poetry Utjeha kaosa (The Comfort of Chaos) by Miroslav Mićanović, where she is featured as the youngest author. Her poetry has been translated into different languages of Europe; the Spanish publication of the entire collection is expected soon. The novel Hotel Zagorje was published in 2010 by publishing house Profil, receiving the Josip i Ivan Kozarac Award (Success Medal); Kočićevo pero, Banjaluka – Beograd (for outstanding success in contemporary literature); Kiklop – for the best prose piece in 2010.
Prvi korak u tamu (poetry collection, SKUD Ivan Goran Kovačić, Zagreb, 2005)
Hotel Zagorje (novel, Profil, Zagreb, 2010)