Olja Savicevic is one of the best Croatian contemporary authors and a representative of the so called "lost generation." Politically and socially engaged, Olja's work has been translated into more than 15 languages. Her short story collection To Make a Dog Laugh won the prize for best author under 35 from Vijenac magazine. Her other books include Mamasafari and Other Things and Adios, Cowboy. Celia Hawkesworth has published numerous articles and several books on Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian literature. Among her many translations are two works by Dubravka Ugresic. She also translated Olja Savicevic's Adios, Cowboy.
"You won't catch Savicevic offering tidy diagnoses. You won't care,
thanks to prose that glints like the sea in the distance." --The
Atlantic on Adios, Cowboy
"Reminiscent of Renata Adler or Lorrie Moore: breathtakingly brilliant with comedy made especially sharp through ubiquitous, underlying tragedy." --The Rumpus on Adios, Cowboy