Ognjen Spahić was born in 1977 in Podgorica, Montenegro. He published collections of short stories Sve to (All of That, 2001), Zimska potraga (Winter Search, 2007) and Puna glava radosti (A Head Full of Joy, 2014) for which he received the European Union Prize for Literature in 2014. His novel Hansenova djeca (Hansen’s Children, 2004) won him the Meša Selimović prize for 2005, awarded to the best new novel from Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. To date, his books has been published in French, Italian, Slovenian, Arabic, Romanian, Hungarian, Macedonian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Turkish and English. The novels Masalai (2015) and Calypso (2017) are Spahić’s most recent works.