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Slavenka Drakulić


Croatia (b.1949)

Slavenka Drakulić is a noted Croatian writer and publicist who currently lives in Sweden.Slavenka Drakulić was born in Rijeka, Croatia, (in what was then socialist Yugoslavia). She graduated in comparative literature and sociology from the University in Zagreb in 1976. From 1982 to 1992 she was a staff writer for the Start bi-weekly newspaper and news weekly Danas (both in Zagreb), writing mainly on feminist issues.
 
 
Novels
   Holograms of Fear (1992)
   Marble Skin (1994)
   TheTaste of a Man (1997)
   S (1999)
     aka As If I Am Not There
   Frida's Bed (2008)
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