Gordon Nuhanović & Julienne Buŝić
Julienne Buŝić, the translator for The Survival League and Zagreb, Exit South, was born and raised in Oregon and has lived in the Republic of Croatia since 1995. In Croatia, she worked as an adviser in the office of the President until her retirement. Currently, she is a translator, editor, and author of the award-winning book of memoirs, Lovers and Madmen, written during her thirteen-year incarceration in an American prison. The memoir is now in its sixth Croatian printing, and a new, expanded English language edition was released in 2006. She has been published in many literary journals, both in the United States (Verbatim, The Gobshite Quarterly) and in Croatia (The Bridge, Kolo, Tema, Aleph). She is currently working on a new book, Living Cells.
Gordon Nuhanović was born in Vinkovici, Croatia in 1968. He worked as a war reporter during the Homeland War (The Croatian War of Independence, 1991 to 1995), and is presently a journalist and literary critic in Croatia. His short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals, and his short story collections in Croatian include Liga za Opstanak (The Survival League), 2002, and Bitka Za Svakog Čovjeka (Battle for Every Last Man), 2003. A book recounting Huhanović’s travels through former Soviet republics was also recently released. He was the lead vocalist in the punk rock band, Short Circuit, and founded the “Young Croatians’ Iggy Pop Preservation Group.” He continues to serve as the group’s honorary president.