LUKO PALJETAK born in 1943 in Dubrovnik. Graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (Croatian language and literature, English language and literature) in 1968 in Zadar.In Zgareb he got his doctor’s degree in philology. He published a series of dramatic works, numerous collections of poems, books of sketches, scientific papers. Mention should be made of his extensive activities in translating from English, Franch and Slovakian.


1982 - for the translation of Prešern’s poetry “Župančićeva Listina”

- Decoration of the Republic with bronze laurel

1984 - “Vladimir Nazor” Award

1989 - “Tin Ujević” Award

1995 - “Goranov vijenac” Award

1996 - Annual award of HAZU (Croatian Academy of Science and Art) - Medal of Croatian Danica Order with the picture of Marko Marulić - “Olive wreath” Award

He was awarded the “Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić” prize for his book “Mice and Cats running upside down”.

In 1980 he received “Goran’s Medal” for his complete creative work, and in 1988 he received golden medal and “Naša Djeca (Our Children”) diploma.