Ivna Žic was born in Zagreb in 1986 and grew up in Zurich. She studied Applied Theater Studies, Theater Directing and Dramatic Writing in Giessen, Hamburg and Graz. Since 2011 she has been working as a freelance author, lecturer and director at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, Schauspielhaus Vienna, Lucerne Theater, Theater Neumarkt, Schauspiel Essen, Theater St. Gallen and at uniT. Žic has received numerous scholarships and prizes for her work. Her debut novel "Die Nachkommende" was nominated for both the Austrian Book Prize and the Swiss Book Prize in 2019. Ivna Žic lives in Zurich and Vienna.
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