Ivana Rogar was born in 1978, in Zagreb, Croatia, where she studied comparative literature and English language. She is an editor in the publishing house Durieux and at the literary magazines Libra Libera and Quorum. Her short stories have appeared in many Croatian and Serbian journals. In 2014 she published her first book of short stories Tamno ogledalo (Dark Mirror), which was awarded by the Croatian Ministry of Culture as one of the best Croatian fiction books published that year. Her next collection is due early in 2016. She translated several books of fiction and nonfiction from English to Croatian, including Kiran Desai's Man Booker winner The Inheritance of Loss. She also translated poetry from Serbian to English which appeared in the American journal The Café Review along with a poem she wrote.