Split Lives: Croatian Australian Stories

Edited by Val Colic-Peisker


Migrating to another country is comparable to surviving a war or becoming a parent: it splits life into two parts — before and after — and changes it forever. The stories collected in this book are told by Croatians who migrated to Australia between 1949 and 1996. With captivating frankness and humour, the storytellers share their intimate knowledge of Croatia and their early views of Australia.

ISBN 9781920731083 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (205 x 138mm) (Paperback)
Categories Short Stories & Anthologies
Autobiography, Biography & Memoir
Pages 304
Publication Year 2004
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Val Colic-Peisker

    In her pre-Australian life, Croatian-born Val Colic-Peisker was a teacher, translator and journalist at Croatian Press Agency (HINA), a freelance author, and radio producer and presenter at Croatian Radio in Zagreb during the 1980s and 1990s. She migrated to Australia in 1995 and worked as an academic. Val has published widely in Croatian and English, in academic and mainstream media. She holds degrees from the University of Zagreb as well as from Australian universities. In 2000 she completed a PhD thesis on the sociology of migration. Read more