- Zagreb, HR
Josip Meštrović died
Croatian author Josip Meštrović died yesterday, on July 27th, aged 87.
Josip Meštrović was born in 1937 in Korčula. He finished elementary school and high school in Split, and graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He then studied directing for theatre art. From 1961 to 2001, he was the director and then the editor-in-chief of the Drama Program of the Croatian Radio. In 1996, he was awarded the Order of Danica Hrvatska with the image of Marko Marulić, and in 1997 he founded the international radio festival Starim tekstovim u pohode – Prix Marulić and was its president for many years. He is the winner of the Ivan Šibl Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of numerous books, of which we single out Trails of someone that's getting lost (1974) under the pseudonym Josip Stjepanov, then Papers for Marko (1988), Grabersko hill (1992), Angels don't need words (2001), The Calm Hunter breath (2004), Eight (2006), And the ant takes a stand (2012).
In 2018, TIM press published his book Love's not Time's Fool.