Sanja Pilić, poetess, writer, children's writer, born on May 16, 1954 in Split. She graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Zagreb, Photography Department. She has worked as a photographer (theatre, magazines, books, laboratory) and a cartoonist (trick-camerawoman, colorist). She has also collaborated with the Autonomna ženska kuća / Autonomous Women's House in Zagreb and worked with abused children. She is a member of assessment commissions for children's creativity. She performs in schools, at the literary children's meetings. She was awarded the second Večernji list prize for short story in 1981 and the third prize in 2006; the second Radio študent prize, and the review Literatura (Slovenia) prize in 1990; the Grigor Vitez prize in 1990, 2002 and 2016 and the Ivana Brlić Mažuranić prize in 1995 and 2001, and the Mato Lovrak prize in 2007.
In 2008 she was awarded the IBBY Honour List for the novel Have I Fallen in Love?. The novel Puberty Madness was turned into a theatre piece and performed both in Zagreb and Karlovac.
2010. she was awarded  the Kiklop for the novel I Want To Be Special!
2011. she was awarded the Kiklop for the children's story Maša and the Guests.
For her achievements in the area of Culture and Education, Sanja Pilic has been awarded the Order of Croatian Danica with the image of Antun Radic.
Stage adaptation of the novel Crumbs from the Living-room (2012.) in the youth theater Žar ptica, Zagreb.
2016. she was awarded  The Little Prince prize for the novel Text Me!
She lives and works in Zagreb.

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