Ana Brnardić (1980) is a Zagreb native. She holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature and the Croatian Language and Literature from the University of Zagreb, as well as a Master’s degree in Music (violin) from the Music Academy in Zagreb. She has published four collections of poems. Her debut collection of poems, Some Sage’s Pen (1998), garnered her critical acclaim and two prestigious awards: the Goran Award for Young Poets and the Slavic Award from the Croatian Writer’s Association for the best debut poetry collection. Her collection of poems, Waltzing Snakes (2005), received the Kvirin Award for Young Poets. Her other poetry collections are Genesis of Birds (2009), Uphill (2015) and A Wolf and a Birch (2019). Selected poems from Brnardić were translated into Romanian in the book Hotel cu muzenici in 2009. And Genesis of Birds was translated into Swedish in 2016. Aside from writing poetry and prose, Brnardić also works with with Adrian Oproiu to translate contemporary Romanian literature into Croatian. She also serves as the General Secretary for the Croatian Writers’ Society (h,d,p,).