Lana Derkač

Lana Derkač (Požega, 1969) is an award-winning Croatian author of poetry, prose, drama and essay. She graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. Her work was published in large number of Croatian and international newspapers, magazines and anthologies and translated into 18 languages. She is a member of the Croatian PEN Centre and the Croatian Writers Society. She nurtures a peculiar style of writing, combining the modernist with the postmodernist poetic discourse, incorporating intimacy with global apocalyptic phenomena endangering intimacy with astonishment at clips of reality.

Lana Derkač participated in various literary events and festivals: Kuala Lumpur World Poetry Reading (Malaysia), Kritya (India), The Book Fair in Guadalajara (Mexico), International Poetry Meeting (North Cyprus), Festival International et Marche de Poesie Wallonie – Bruxelles (Belgium), Festival Internacional de Poesia in Granada (Nicaragua), Mediterranean Poetry Meeting (Morocco), Stockholm International Poetry Festival (Sweden), International Slav Poetry Festival in Tver (Russia)…

She won the Prize of Korea Literature given by the World Academy of Arts and Culture from Seoul, and her poetry book The Chest for Shadows won the Zdravko Pucak Poetry Prize and the Duhovno Hrašće Prize (Croatia). Her book Adopting the Sky won the Risto Ratkovic Award (Montenegro) for the best poetry book in the region – Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 


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