Nikola Đuretić (born July 24, 1949, Osijek, Croatia), Croatian writer, publisher, poet, and haiku poet who worked for more than 20 years as a senior producer with the BBC in London. He has published more than 30 books of prose, poetry, essays, and feuilleton, of which 13 are collections of haiku. For his literary work he received numerous awards, including honorable mentions at 16th and 24th HIA Haiku Contest, 2nd Prize at the Vladimir Devidé International Haiku Contest, and a Merit Award in the Itoen Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest (twice)—all in Japan—as well as the International Sakura Award (Vancouver, Canada) and commendations in Romanian and Polish international contests. Đuretić was awarded the highest state order for contributions to Croatian culture, the Order of Danica Hrvatska (Marko Marulić), in 1998. A member of the Croatian Writers’ Association, he lives in Zagreb (Croatia).
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