Vesna Main was born in Zagreb, Croatia. After graduating in English and comparative literature, she gained a PhD from the Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham. She worked as a lecturer at universities in Nigeria and the UK, as well as a journalist and translator for BBC and as a college teacher.
She has published short stories in magazines. Her first collection is Temptation: A User’s Guide (Salt, 2018). Her novel in dialogue, Good Day? (Salt, 2019), was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize for innovative fiction. Bruno and Adèle, a novella, was published as an e-text (Platypus Press, 2020). Autofiction Only a Lodger . . . And Hardly That was brought out by Seagull Books in 2020.
She admires the work of Franz Kafka, Thomas Bernhard, Marguerite Duras, WG Sebald, Samuel Beckett and Gabriel Josipovici.
She lives in London and in a small village in Poitou-Charentes, France, where she enjoys creative solitude and digs the garden.