Croatian writers and poets

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  • August Šenoa

    August Šenoa
    August Ivan Nepomuk Eduard Šenoa (14 November 1838 – 13 December 1881) was a novelist. He was a literary transitional figure, who helped bring Croatian literature from Romanticism to Realism and introduced the historical novel to Croatia. He wrote more than ten novels, among which the most notable are: Zlatarovo zlato (Goldsmith's gold; 1871), Čuvaj se senjske ruke (Pirates of Senj; 1876), Seljačka buna (Peasants' revolt; 1877), and Diogenes (1878).
  • Marija Jurić Zagorka

    Marija Jurić Zagorka
    Marija Jurić, known by her pen name Zagorka, was a Croatian journalist, writer and women's rights activist. She was the first female journalist in Croatia and is among the most read Croatian writers.
  • Ivana Brlić Mažuranić

    Ivana Brlić Mažuranić
    Ivana B.Mažuranić has been praised as the best Croatian writer for children. Her book Croatian Tales of Long Ago (Priče iz davnine), published in 1916, is among the most popular today. Her grandfather was the famous politician, the Croatian ban and poet Ivan Mažuranić, while her grandmother Aleksandra Mažuranić was the sister of well-known writer and one of keypersons of Croatian national revival movement, Dimitrija Demeter.
  • Tin Ujević

    Tin Ujević
    Augustin Josip "Tin" Ujević was a Croatian poet, considered by many to be the greatest poet in 20th century Croatian literature.In 1909, while studying literature, his first sonnet "Za novim vidicima" (Towards New Horizons) appeared in the journal Mlada Hrvatska (Young Croatia). After the assassination attempts on the ban Slavko Cuvaj in 1912, Ujević became active in the Nationalist youth movement and was repeatedly imprisoned.The Tin Ujević Award is the most prestigious poetry award in Croatia.
  • Miroslav Krleža

    Miroslav Krleža
    Miroslav Krleža was a Croatian writer and a prominent cultural figure. A one time Vice President and General Secretary of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts (JAZU), he has often been proclaimed the greatest Croatian writer of the 20th century and beyond.
  • Antun Branko Šimić

    Antun Branko Šimić
    Antun Branko Šimić (18 November 1898 – 2 May 1925) was a Croatian expressionist poet, considered to be one of the most important poets of Croatian literature of the 20th century.
  • Dobriša Cesarić

    Dobriša Cesarić
    Dobriša Cesarić was a Croatian poet and translator born in Požega. Cesarić is considered as one of the greatest Croatian poets of the 20th century. His first appearance on the literary scene was when he was 14 years old, with a poem "I ja ljubim" (eng. "I love too") which was published in a magazine for the youth called "Pobratim" (eng. "Stepbrother"). His work as a poet consists of ten poem books and a few translations.