Martina Vidaić

Martina Vidaić (Zadar, 1986) graduated in Croatian language and literature at the University of Zadar. She made her poetic debut with the collection The Era of Reptiles for which she received the prestigious Goran Prize for Young Poets in 2011. Her other poetry collections include Dark Man Birger (2016) and The Mechanics of Pollen (2018) which received the coveted Ivan Goran Kovačić Award 2018 for the best poetry collection of the last two years.  She also published two novels, Anatomy of Rats (2019), and Bed Bugs (2021, EUPL 2023 winner, shortlisted for Fric Award), and a book of poetry prose The Square, the Market, the Knife (2021) which was awarded Janko Polić Kamov Award.

Her poems have been translated into more than a dozen languages, such as English, Italian, German, Romanian, published in numerous literary magazines (Zadarska smotra, Quorum, Relations, Sarajevske sveske) and anthologies, including Croatian Young Poetry 2014 (HDP, 2014), Croatian-Romanian Anthology of Younger Poetry Ritualul omului fericit (Tracus Arte, 2017), German Anthology of Younger European Poetry Grand Tour (Carl Hanser Verlag, 2019), E-book L’inopportabile zartzza della polvere (Kipple officina libraria, 2019), Svjetlaci – Croatian Poetry of the Third Postwar Period (HDP, 2019), Croatian-Greek Anthology of Young Croatian Poetry (Vakxikon, 2020). 

Foto: (c) Adrijana Vidić

















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