Boris Dežulović

Boris Dežulović (1964) is a Croatian journalist, writer and columnist. Boris studied art history at the University of Split. Along with Viktor Ivančić and Predrag Lucić he was one of the three original members of the VIVA LUDEŽ, a trio of Split-based humourists who first began writing in youth-magazines in 1984, worked as war-reporters in Split-based Slobodna Dalmacija in 1990-1993, and after criminal privatization of Slobodna Dalmacija founded the famous satirical magazine Feral Tribune. In 1999. Boris left Feral Tribune and joined Zagreb-based weekly Globus. Since 2015, he is a columnist for Novosti, a weekly magazine for the Serbian minority in Croatia. He is also a contributor and regular columnist for many Balkan regional media, from Ljubljana-based Slovenian daily Dnevnik, to Sarajevo-based Bosnian daily Oslobođenje.

Boris is also a writer. He published two novels, Christkind (2003) and Jebo sad hiljadu dinara -Who gives a fuck about a thousand dinars now – (2005), one book with anti-war poetry, Pjesme iz Lore (Poems from Lora, 2005), a book with short stories Poglavnikova bakterija – Poglavnik’s bacteria – (2007), and a number of books with columns and essays on politics, culture, sports and social phenomenon.

Boris lives in the fisherman’s village Paići on the Dalmatian coast, so small and invisible that even Google Earth can’t find it. And tries to remain as it is.

Boris Dežulović won the 2014 European Press Prize Commentator Award with ‘Vukovar: a Life-Size Monument to the Dead City’