Ivica Prtenjača was born in 1969 in Rijeka where he studied Croatian language at the Faculty of Pedagogy. His poems and poetic cycles have been translated into French, Swedish, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Macedonian, English, German, Italian and Bulgarian. Prtenjača has participated in twenty European poetic festivals and meetings. His works have been included in several anthologies and histories of Croatian literature. He writes poetry, prose and drama. Prtenjača lives and works in Zagreb.