Vladimir Arsenijević was born in 1965 in Pula, SFR Yugoslavia. He works as a novelist, editor, translator, columnist, musician and publisher. His debut novel, Upotpalublju (In the Hold), an anti-war story, won the prestigious NIN prize for Serbian literature, thus establishing him at the age of 29 as the award’s youngest recipient. The book has been translated into twenty languages. Arsenijević has since published three novels, two graphic novels as well as a collection of essays. He also works as a columnist and commentator for various magazines and newspapers. Vladimir Arsenijević is one of the founders and directors of the literary festival Krokodil. He lives in Belgrade, Serbia.