Irena Vrkljan, born in Belgrade in 1930, was a Croatian-German writer and translator. Vrkljan grew up in Zagreb. In 1966 she began her studies at the West Berlin film school. She lived as a freelance writer between Berlin and Zagreb since the late 1960s. In Croatia Irena Vrkljan received several literary prizes for her work. She was a member of the New Society for Literature (Neue Gesellschaft für Literatur). Vrkljan died in 2021.