Sanja Lovrenčić, born in 1961, graduated in history of art, lives in Zagreb and works as a free-lance writer and translator.
Her published titles include collections of poems, novels and books of short stories. For the novel "Searching for Ivana" she got the renowned Croatian Gjalski Prize in 2007. Her novel “Martin’s Strings”, published in 2008 in Croatian and German, won the “Literary Prize” of Steiermärkischesparkasse. "Ardura", her novel published in 2012. was short-listed for several Croatian literary prizes.
Her poetry is published in Croatian and foreign literary magazines and was translated to German, English, Polish, Hungarian, Slovenian and Russian. For the book "River certainly loves the flood" she received Kiklop-Award (best poetry volume in 2007).
Her radio-plays were selected for several international festivals, translated and performed in Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Estonia. Thrice she was a jury member in Prix Europa festival.
She wrote several books of stories for children. For “Four Terrible Fuf-eaters and a little Fuffy” (2001) she received the Croatian national award «Grigor Vitez».