Slavenka Drakulić (Croatia, 1949) is a Croatian journalist, novelist, and essayist, well-known for her works on communism, and post communism. She is best known for her two collections of essays; ‘How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed’ and ‘Cafe Europa’: both non-fiction accounts of Drakulić’s life during and after communism. In addition to her novels and collections of essays, Drakulić’s work has appeared in, among others, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic and The Guardian. At the Gathering of International Writers in Prague in 2010 she was proclaimed as one of the most influential European writers of our time.
Slavenka Drakulić contributes to Nationalism: The Virus That Went Viral – June 1 20:30 in De Balie