Luka Bekavac was born in Osijek in 1976. He graduated comparative literature and philosophy and got his doctor’s degree from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, where he has been working at Comparative Literature Department since 2006. His works and translations have been published in numerous magazines (Zarez, Tvrđa, Quorum (member of editorial board 2004-2006), Gordogan, Frakcija, Književna revija, 15 dana, Akt, Književna smotra, Umjetnost riječi, Filozofska istraživanja, and Performance Research), on Croatian Radio and Radio 101. His debut novel Drenje (Zagreb, 2011) was nominated for a number of regional literary awards. His second novel Viljevo won Croatian Writers Society Prize Janko Polić Kamov for 2014, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Award for Literature 2014 and the 2015 European Union Prize for Literature.