Writer, film director, and screenwriter who published more than twenty books. His novels include German Lottery, The Cartier Project, and Guarding Hanna.
He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis and his M.A. in Film and Television Writing from the University of Sheffield.
His many literary awards include Best Novel of the Year (1987) and the Pushcart Prize (2011).
He was born in Jesenice, Slovenia.
He and Alex Proyas both wrote works that fall into the Noir genre.