Milan Zagorac was born in 1976 in Rijeka, Croatia, where he maintains a strong presence on the local literary scene. Since graduating from the University of Rijeka with an MA in Croatian language and literature in 2000, he has been pursuing a career in publishing as an editor, journalist, essayist, critic, and more. He is an author of both fiction and nonfiction, with half a dozen longer projects and hundreds of articles. Since 2005, he and his wife, Tamara, have been running their own publishing house Studio TiM. The Devil’s Passage is Milan’s fourth published novel and the first to see an English translation. His fifth novel is currently in the works. An inveterate believer in the power of the written word, Milan regularly publishes his musings on life, art, and politics on his blog, where he is known as Axiomatic Milan.
Published books: Dan velikih valova, antologija Rivalova naraštaja (Goran Ušljebrka, Mladen Urem, Milan Zagorac, Rival, 2001), Želiš li pogledati sunce u ponoć? (novel, Adamić, 2002), Jeste li kupili direktoru parkerice (novel, Studio TiM, 2006), Janko Polić Kamov, njegovo i naše doba (essay with Mladen Urem, ICR, 2010), Spojene vožnje (novel, Studio TiM, 2011), Vražji prolaz (novel, Studio TiM, 2014), Simpatija za luzere na riječki način (essay, Studio TiM, 2015), Objava po povratku iz crne šume - simboli vječnog sazrijevanja (essay, Studio TiM, 2015).