Evelina Rudan, Croatian poet and scholar, was born on September 4, 1971 in Pula. She graduated in Croatian Studies and South Slavic Philology from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, where she also received her PhD in oral literature, and currently teaches at Croatian Studies Department. Her poetry is represented in several panoramas and anthologies of contemporary Croatian poetry, and some of her poems have been translated into Slovenian, Czech, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch language. She was awarded Drago Gervais Prize in 2007 for the manuscript collection of poems Breki and Ćuki. Apart from this collection, she has also published the following poetry collections, both in Croatian and in Čakavian (Chakavian) dialect: Sve ča mi rabi ovega prolića/ All I Need This Spring (2000), Posljednja topla noć/ The Last Warm Night (2002., together with Slađan Lipovec and Denis Peričić), Uvjerljiv vrt/ A Convincing Garden, in an electronic, bilingual Croatian/ English edition (2003), Breki i ćuki / Dogs and Owles (2008), and Pristojne ptice/ Decent Birds (2008). In addition to them, she has laso published a picturebook (illustrated by Sven Nemet) Little Prince's Dream (2010). In 2016 her monography Vile s Učke. Žanr, kontekst, izvedba i nadnaravna bića predaja. (Fairies from Učka. Genre, Context, Performance and supernatural Beings of Legends) was published. She also leads poetry workshops for elementary school "Čitaj!" ("Read!").
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