Kristin Vukovic


Kristin Vuković is the author of the forthcoming novel, THE CHEESEMAKER’S DAUGHTER (Regalo Press, August 2024), about a 34-year-old New Yorker and Yugoslav refugee who, after being summoned back to her beautiful Croatian island to save her father’s struggling cheese factory, must confront her rocky past and heal herself in the wake of a fracturing marriage–a moving tale of cultural identity and resilience, set in the year before Croatia joins the European Union.

Agent: Alicia Brooks, Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency:

Kristin Vuković’s work has appeared in The New York Times, BBC Travel, BBC Good Food Magazine, AFAR, Coastal Living, Hemispheres, Virtuoso, The Magazine, and Public Books, among many others.

In 2016, she was named a “40 Under 40” honoree by The National Federation of Croatian Americans Cultural Foundation. In 2017, she was the recipient of a Zlatna Penkala (Golden Pen) award for her writing about Croatia. In 2019, her BBC Travel piece “Dalmatia’s Fjaka State of Mind” won first place in the Society of American Travel Writers Eastern Chapter Contest, Miscellaneous category.

Kristin graduated with honors from Columbia University with a degree in Literature and Writing. She went on to complete an MFA in Nonfiction Writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, during which she was Editor-in-Chief of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art and held an editorial internship at The New Yorker’s “Goings On About Town.”

Kristin lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

Memberships: The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), PEN America, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP).

Kristin has attended Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia; Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal; Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy; Writers’ Winter Break in Florida, hosted by Catapult and William Morris Endeavor (January 2020); and the Virtual Southampton Writer’s Conference (July 2021).