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 written for numerous journals and has had two novels published: A Woman with No Clothes On (Delancey Press 2008) and The Reader the Writer (Mirador, 2015). Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines. Temptation: A User’s Guide, a collection of her short stories, was published by Salt in January 2018.
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 Occitanie, France, where she enjoys fertile solitude and takes breaks from reading and writing to dig the garden.