Dana Todorović (born in 1977) is a novelist living in Belgrade. She is half-Serbian half-American, and although she was educated mainly in the US and UK, she prefers to write in Serbian. Her debut novel Tragična sudbina Morica Tota (The Tragic Fate of Moritz Tot) was shortlisted for the Branko Ćopić prize for best novel, awarded annually by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and was also listed as one of the top novels of the year by the NIN weekly and the daily Politika. Her second novel Park Logovskoj was shortlisted for major literary awards, including the NIN award. Both novels were also published in Germany. Her third novel Z was recently published in Serbia. In addition, she is the author of two children's books, as well as several short stories that have appeared in various magazines and anthologies.
She has extensive experience working as a translator, particularly in the field of theatre and film (translating plays and screenplays) and spent six years working as an interpreter for the UN.
In her fiction, Dana prefers to weave philosophical and metaphysical themes into strong narratives. Drawn by the subtle yet transformative power of storytelling, she likes to keep the message of kindness and compassion as a key ingredient in her work.