Ivana Rogar was born in 1978, in Zagreb, Croatia, where she studied comparative literature and English. She is an editor for the publishing house Durieux and the literary magazines Libra Libera and Quorum. She has published short fiction in numerous Croatian, Bosnian, and Serbian journals. In 2014 she published her first book of short stories, Tamno ogledalo [Dark Mirror], which won the prize from the Croatian Ministry of Culture for one of the best Croatian books published that year. Her next collection, Tumačenje snova [Interpretation of Dreams] (2016), won the prestigious Janko Polić Kamov Award for the best literary work published that year. Rogar has translated several books of fiction and nonfiction from English to Croatian, among them Kiran Desai's Man Booker winner The Inheritance of Loss. She has also translated poetry from Serbian to English which has appeared in the American journal The Café Review along with her own poem. Her short story “Sunset in August” appeared in the Words Without Borders January 2016 issue. The story “Newcomers” was originally published by Durieux in the collection Tamno ogledalo.