Ivan Sršen was born in 1979 in Zagreb, where he graduated in history and linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies. Since 2001 he has been working in publishing, and since 2004 he worked as an editor for several publishing companies. He edited numerous editions from the sphere of music, politics, economy and literature. In 2008 he co-founded Sandorf Publishing, which is today one of the strongest independent houses in the region, publishing literature from ex-Yugoslavia, as well as books from a wide range of humanities, including many translations. He published a novel Harmattan (published in Greek as Favlos kiklos) a book of short stories Fairy Tales from the Coffee Machine and co-authored a non-fiction book History of Zagreb Libraries. He publishes newspaper articles, reports and short prose in magazines, along with translating literary titles from English. He lives and works in Zagreb.