Željka Somun was born in 1967 in Zagreb. She studied French and Spanish languages and literatures in Zagreb and currently works as a translator. Her published translations include works of Luis Sepúlveda, Javier Marías, Roberto Bolaño, F. J. Palma, Ramón Díaz Eterovic and Jorge Bucay from Spanish and of Joël Dicker from French. Željka Somun is a member of Croatian Translators’ Association.