Dražen Katunarić, born in 1954 in Zagreb, studied Philosophy at Strasbourg University. He composed prose, poetry, and essays, is the editor of the literary journal Europski glasnik
, and the Head of the publishing company "Litteris". His works have been translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Slovenian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Corsican, and Italian. He has received several awards, including the literary award "Naji Naaman" (Lebanon 2004) and the literary award of Steiermärkische Sparkasse (2009). He was named a Knight of Literature (Chevalier de la littérature et de l'art)
by the French Ministry of Culture.