Zlata Filipović (born 3 December 1980) is a Bosnian Croat writer and author of the book Zlata's Diary.
From 1991 to 1993, she wrote in her diary, Mimmy, about the horrors of the siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. through which she lived. Some news agencies and media outlets labeled her the "Anne Frank of Sarajevo". Unlike Frank, however, Zlata and her family all survived and escaped to Paris, with the help of the United States, in 1993 where they stayed for a year. She attended St. Andrew's College, Dublin senior school, going on to graduate from the University of Oxford in 2001 with a BA in human sciences, and has lived in Dublin, Ireland since October 1995, where she also studied at Trinity College Dublin.
Zlata has continued to write as she wrote the Foreword to The Freedom Writers Diary and having co-edited Stolen Voices: Young People's War Diaries, From World War I to Iraq. She appeared on the talk show Tout le monde en parle on 19 November 2006.
||"The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them"
||Foreword by Zlata Filipović
||"Milošević: The People's Tyrant"
||Preface & translation by Zlata Filipović
||"Stolen Voices: Young People's War Diaries, from World War I to Iraq"
||Co-edited by Zlata Filipović
||"From the Republic of Conscience: Stories Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights"
||Article 4, "Lost in Arizona" by Zlata Filipović
||"Even in Chaos: Education in Times of Emergency"
||Chapter six, "Hear Our Voices: Experiences of Conflict-Affected Children" by Zlata Filipović
In 2011 she produced the short film Stand Up! for a BeLoNg To Youth Services campaign against homophobic bullying in schools.