Želimir Periš is a Croatian author. He writes stories, poems, comics, plays, sketches and blogs. He was born in 1975 in Zadar and is a member of ZaPis, an association of Zadar based writers, where he organizes literary events, runs creative writing workshops called Otpis, and is also a co-founder of Kalibar Festival of Literature. His stories, plays and poems were published in several literary magazines and anthologies. For his short stories and poetry, he won several awards. His stories were translated into Italian, Ukrainian and English. His book of short stories Mučenice (Martyrs, 2013) was published in Slovenia, an adapted into a theatre play. In 2015, his novel Mima i kvadratura duga (Mima and squaring the debt) was nominated for the literary prize of “T-portal” best novel of the year.