Andrea Pisac was born in Kutina (Croatia), 1975. She holds BA degrees in English and Croatian literatures and a PhD in anthropology (Goldsmiths College, London).
In 2001 her collection of short stories 'Absence' won the award for the best debut book from the Croatian Student Union. In 2007 she published her second collection of short stories 'Until Death Do Us Part or I Kill You First'. Her most recent novel 'Hacked Kiti' (2013) was short-listed for the Croatia's best novel literary prize. Her work was included in 'The Anthology of Short Story from the Former Yugoslavia' (Treci Trg, Belgrade, Serbia), 'Eight Feet of Books: anthology of essays from the former Yugoslavia' (Kulturtreger, Zagreb, Croatia) and 'London 33' (Glasshouse Publishing, London). Her novel in progress, 'Two of a Kind', which she is writing in English, won a mentoring award from Exiled Writers Ink in the UK.
Andrea's writing is inspired by her anthropological background, tackling universal themes such as love and limits of freedom. Her characters are often displaced outsiders, innovators and healers who resemble tribal shamans.
She currently runs a travel project Zagreb Honestly (www.travelhonestly.com), where she writes about ordinary life in Croatia from an extraordinary perspective.