Jurica Pavicic was born in Split in 1965. Since 1990 he has worked as a film critic and newspaper columnist. He won the Vladimir Vukovic Award for Film Criticism in 1992, and has won two further awards for his journalism. He made his literary debut in 1997 with the thriller Ovce od gipsa (Alabaster Sheep), later made into an award winning film directed by Vinko Bresan. His short stories have been published in various newspapers and magazines, and translated into English, German, Italian, and Bulgarian. His crime story Nedjeljni prijatelj (2000) dealt with social contradictions in Croatia of the 1990s. A play, Trovaçica, was staged at the Croatian National Theatre in Split and won the Marin Drcic Award. His third novel Minuta 88 was shortlisted for the 2002 Jutrarnji List Book of the Year Award. In 2005 and 2006 he published the novels KuXa njene majke and Crvenkapica.