Dusan Savkovic was born in Belgrade (1922 – 1990). He was one of the most prolific and provocative Serbian writers. During his lengthy career, he was a successful journalist, novelist, drama and TV writer. A few films and TV drama series were based on his work: Plaintiffs; Love on the Country Side; Stories Over the Full Lane. He also wrote the bestselling trilogy: Gorila 1, Gorila 2, Gorila 3, and In the Embrace of Paris. Savkovic also received numerous awards for his critically acclaimed bestseller Hatchet.