Olja Savičević is a poet, writer and journalist from Split, Croatia. Her first collection of poetry was published when she was only fourteen, and since then she has published six collections of poems, a short story collection, and a novel. She regularly collaborates with theaters, and two of her short stories have been adapted into short films. She has been awarded the prize for the best prose author under thirty-five by the Croatian literary magazine Vijenac and the publishing house AGM. She is also the recipient of the Ranko Marinkovic award for the best short story in 2007 and the Kiklop prize for the best poetry collection in 2008. Adios, Cowboy was awarded the Roman T-portal prize for best Croatian novel of 2011 and was adapted into a successful stage play the following year. An excerpt of the novel was included in Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction 2014 and won her a place at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Her writing has been translated into over seventeen languages.