Dubravka Ugrešić born Kutina, Croatia, Yugoslavia March 27, 1949. Croatian writer. Opposed Balkan War and militant nationalism, 1991; exiled 1993; opposed NATO bombing.
"For all those years I couldn’t find an answer to some simple questions—how it’s possible that people could allow themselves to be so manipulated as to go killing people with whom they lived side by side, and destroying everything they had built together." (Svetlana Boym interview, Bomb Magazine, summer 2002)
"Nationalism is like a pesticide: its poison lasts longer than one season and it penetrates everywhere—into literature, culture...nationalism, be it right or left, is in my view is only a euphemism for fascism." (Michael Zelenko interview, The Rumpus, January 2010; photo werliestwo.ch)