Lora Tomaš (1981) holds a master's degree in indology and English Language and Literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, and a master's degree in gender studies from the Central European University in Budapest. She co-edited and co-translated two anthologies of contemporary Indian short stories and poetry – Popodnevni pljuskovi: izbor iz suvremenog indijskog ženskog pisanja (V.B.Z., 2011) and Lotosi od neona: indijski autori o gradovima i drugim ljubavima (Studio TiM & Indijski kulturni centar, 2017), for which she received a six-month support from the Croatian Ministry of Culture in 2016.
An early version of her novel Slani mrak made it to the final of the 2019 V.B.Z. Best Unpublished Novel Award, and was later added a short story titled Prozor s pogledom. It was also selected for the finals of the European Short Story Festival 2018. The novel was published in 2020 by Hena com. Slani Mrak was adapted into a radio novel for the Croatian Radio. It won the Slavić Award for the best debut and made to the the semifinals of Tportal's competition for the best Croatian novel.
Lora Tomaš spent several years in South Asia writing reportages and literary critiques for Asian newspapers and magazines (JetWings, Himāl Southasian, Deccan Herald, Fountain Ink, Goa Herald, Tehelka, The Sunday Guardian, Mint, The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line, The Times of India). She currently lives in Zagreb, working as a literary translator, critic and journalist. She is an external associate of the Institute for the Development of Education.