Nicol Ljubić, b. 1971 in Zagreb/Croatia, grew up in Sweden, Greece, Russia and Germany. He studied political science and attended the Henri Nannen School. Nicol Ljubić is an author and freelance journalist writing for various magazines, newspapers and radio stations. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, including the Theodor Wolff Prize.
His debut novel, Mathilda’s Himmel (tr.: Mathilda’s sky) was published in 2002. Other publications include: Genosse Nachwuchs. Wie ich die Welt verändern wollte (tr.: Comrade offspring. How I wanted to change the world, 2004), the biographical novel, Heimatroman oder Wie mein Vater Deutscher wurde (tr.: Homeland novel, or: How my father became a German, 2006), the novel Stillness of the Sea (2010, Eng. 2011), which was awarded the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize and the Verdi Prize for Literature, and Als wäre es Liebe (tr.: As if it were love, 2012). Most recently, he was editor of the anthology Schluss mit der Deutschenfeindlichkeit (tr.: Stop German phobia, 2012).