Luka Bekavac was born in Osijek in 1976. He graduated in comparative literature and philosophy and received his PhD from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, where he has been working in the Department of Comparative Literature since 2006. His writing and translations have appeared in the journals Zarez, Tvrđa, Quorum and many others. His first novel, Drenje (2011), was nominated for a number of regional literary awards. His second novel, Viljevo, won several awards, including the European Union Prize for Literature 2015.