Andrej Nikolaidis, born in 1974, grew up in a Montenegrin-Greek family in Sarajevo. He lives and works as a freelance writer and journalist in Montenegro. He is well known for his relentless anti-war reportages and his unconditional campaigning against nationalism and for human rights. He is one of the most influential intellectuals of Southeast Europe. He wrote numerous columns and several novels as well as a short story collection. For his novel Sin [Son], he received the 2011 EU prize for literature.