Ivana Sajko

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Ivana Sajko is a writer, director and performer living in Berlin. She studied dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts and then earned a master's degree in humanities at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. She worked as a journalist, editor and lecturer in dramaturgy, co-founded the theater group BAD co. and was an editorial member of the performing arts magazine Frakcija.

She performed and staged her own texts with musicians and experimented with interdisciplinary approaches to the problems of the drama she writes and performs. Her books in German translation include: Archetype: Medea. Bombshell Woman. Europe: Trilogy, Verlag der Autoren (2008); Rio bar, Matthes & Seitz Berlin (2008); Trilogy of Disobedience, Verlag der Autoren (2012); On the Road to Madness (and Revolution), A Reading, Matthes & Seitz Berlin (2015); and Love Novel, Volan&Quist (2017), for which she and her translator Alida Bremer received the International Literature Prize of the House of World Cultures. Most recently, she staged her novel Rio bar at the Stadttheater Gießen.