Luko Paljetak (Dubrovnik, 1943) having graduated in Croatian and English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zadar, he obtained his PhD in Philology from the University in Zagreb. He worked as a director and dramaturge at the Zadar Puppet Theatre, as an Assistant Professor at the University of Zadar and co-editor of the magazine Zadarska revija. Since 1978, he has been living in Dubrovnik, working as the editor, and later secretary of the Dubrovnik magazine.
Poet, translator, theatre and art critic, feuilletonist, essayist, children’s author, Luko Paljetak published a number of feuilletons, literary studies, graphic poetry books, several anthologies, two dozens of plays and important literary translations from English, French and Slovenian. Member of Croatian Writers' Association, Croatian Literary Translators Association, PEN, Croatian Association of Dramatic Artists, honorary member of the Slovene Writers' Association, Matrix Croatica, Brethren of the Croatian Dragon, regular member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and corresponding member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Luko Paljetak won many literary awards, including the Tin Ujević Award and Vladimir Nazor Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.