Olja Knezevic was born and raised in Montenegro, has been living in London for 10 years. She has finished her MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College in 2008 with distinction and an Overall Prize for the best dissertation. She has published two stories in the UK: 'In Seka’s country' in MIR5 and 'The Classroom' in Freedom - an Anthology of short stories based on Human Rights, by Amnesty International. She is a columnist for Montenegrin and Croatian newspapers, for which she writes stories from and about London. Some of them were published as a book titled Londonske price juga, (London Stories, South View). Her first novel, Milena & Other Social Reforms, a bestseller in Montenegro and Croatia, is now for the first time available in English. Olja Knezevic is currently writing her third book, The Story of Valle Black.