Slavenka Drakulić is a writer and journalist. Her fictional and non-fictional writings address a broad range of topics from feminism, illness, and fear of death to the conditions in communist and post-communist Yugoslavia. Both in her novels and non-fiction Drakulić has written extensively on the war in former Yugoslavia. In They Would Never Hurt a Fly: War Criminals on Trial in The Hague (2004), she asks how people can be capable of committing extreme crimes in war. She gave voice to women abused during the Balkan War in As If I Am Not There (2001). Drakulić writes for a wide range of newspapers and publications.