Maja Ručević (1983, Zagreb) graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb with majors in Croatian and French. She works as a journalist and translator and is the winner of two poetry prizes. Her debut novel Je suis Jednoruki (Algoritam, 2016) was short-listed for several awards. Her work has been published online and in literary magazines. She is currently working on a new work of fiction. Her translations from French into Croatian include Adeline Dieudonné's novel La vraie vie (Stvarni život), Laetitia Colombani's novel La tresse (Pletenica), and Gilles Legardinier's Completement cramé (Potpuno spaljen), all published by Znanje press. During her time at the Ulysses residencies, she will be mainly working on translating a new novel, as well as writing a short story collection.