Zoran Ž. Paunović was born in 1970 in Kladovo in Serbia. He studied English, Macedonian, Serbian and Church Slavic at the University of Skopje and English and Bulgarian at the University of Belgrade. Subsequently, he worked as a translator and online journalist for the independent radio and online media portal B92. Since 2001, he has been freelance translator and since 2012, he also translates literature. He translates from English to Serbian, from Serbian to English, and from Macedonian to Serbian. He translated works by Patricia Highsmith, Tibor Fischer, Sebastian Faulks, Tony Parsons, Dylan Thomas and Tomislav Osmanli. Zoran Ž. Paunović writes short stories and publishes them in literary magazines.