Miro Gavran has received the Antun Branko Simic Award for his book THE DEFENSE OF JERUSALEM, in April 2023 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.



In the category of culture, the ‘Vecernjakov pecat’ award for Person of the Year went to Miro Gavran. The award is given by Vecernji list, the most widely distributed newspaper in Croatia.



Miro Gavran has won the award “Crikveničko sunce” for this years’ most prominent literary achievements at the 18th traditional Adriatic literary encounters in Crikvenica, Croatia.


Miro Gavran has won the “Zvonimir Golob” for the best unpublished love poem titled “Once we meet at the sky” written and dedicated to his wife Mladena Gavran for her this years’ birthday February 23rd.


Miro Gavran has won the award “Marul” for the contemporary dramatic text at the Croatian festival of drama “Marulicevi dani” in Split. This award has been extended for the best original playwright. Actress Olga Pakalović has won the “Marul” award for the best female character. The play “All your birhtdays” was produced by Croatian national theatre Zagreb, directed by Rene Medvešek.


Miro Gavran received Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria in Austrian Cultural Forum, Zagreb on March 20th. It was awarded to him by Alexander Van der Bellen, president of the Republic of Austria and delivered by Andreas Wiedenhoff, ambassador of the Republic of Austria.


Miro Gavran is the winner of this year’s prestigious international “Dr Alois Mock Europapreis 2017” award. As soon as it arrived, the announcement of this year’s selection was signed by Michael Spindelleger, the president of the “Dr Alois Mock” Foundation and former Austrian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Foundation. Alois Mock award has been handed out for fourteen years already to notable individuals who, in the spirit of the European idea of community, have promoted European values and unity through their literary or journalistic work, activities in the public sector, in organizations or in business. Among the previous winners of the award there are some prominent Europeans: Dr Hans Dietrich Genscher, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany; Otto von Habsburg, Member of the European Parliament; Professor Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Justice of the European Commission, Paul Lendvai, Hungarian-Austrian journalist; Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission; Karel Schwarzenberg, former Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roland Dumas, former French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Magdalen Karyar, Slovak actress and diplomat. Last year’s winner of the award was the Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and EU Commissioner Dr. Benitta Ferrero Waldner who will, alongside with Miro Gavran, accept her award on 20 December 2017 in Vienna. The award ceremony will take place at the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, in the hall that bears Mock’s name.

Miro Gavran is the winner of the Annual Award for the Promotion of Croatian Culture in the World, awarded by the Croatian Cultural Club. Award ceremony will be held at the Museum of Arts and Crafts at November 27th at 7PM.

Miro Gavran received “Didak” muniment for his work in culture on February 22nd in Croatian National Theatre. Award ceremony was held on gala academy in honor of 100th anniversary of Fra Didak Buntic’s action of saving starving children. This great humanitarian, educator and priest is also main hero of Gavran’s latest novel “A Few Birds And One Sky”.


Miro Gavran’s novel “A Summer to Remember” won valued Mato Lovrak award for best children’s novel in Croatia in 2015. Award ceremony was held in Veliki Grdevac, birthplace of Mato Lovrak.

Miro Gavran received The Silver Medal of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Miroslav Lajcak as a recognition of author’s long term engagement in the field of Slovak-Croatian theater and literary cooperation.

Miro Gavran has been nominated for the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the most significant prize for children’s literature in the world.This year, the IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People), based in Basel, Switzerland, and adhering to strict rules and procedures, accepted nominations from around the world for 28 authors and 29 illustrators. This prize has been awarded every two years to authors since 1956, and to illustrators since 1966.

Order of Duke Branimir with neckband was awarded to Mr. Miro Gavran by president of Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar – Kitarovic for outstanding service in promoting the international status and reputation of the Croatian state and its relations with other countries.

Miro Gavran became member of Slovene Literature and Arts Academy . Academy’s residence is Varna – biggest Bulgarian city on Black Sea, one of the oldest European cities.


European Federation of Touristic Press based in Rome has awarded their international award F.E.S.T. 2015 to Croatian writer Miro Gavran for his exceptional contribution to cultural tourism.


Miro Gavran was elected associate member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts on the electoral meeting held in Zagreb on May 15th.

At the conference of the Russian Academy of Literature, held on April 22nd in Moscow, it was decided that Croatian writer Miro Gavran become their member.


Miro Gavran’s novel “Kafka’s Friend” was awarded Prize of the Croatian Academy of Science and Art for literature.

The 5th CARNIVAL COMEDY Festival in the Polish town of Katovica has just come to an end and the play HOTEL BABYLON by the Croatian playwright Miro Gavran won the First Prize awarded by the audience. Gavran’s monocomedy was performed by the famed THEATRE LUDOWY from Cracow, Anna Tuszynska translated the play into Polish, it was directed by Pawel Szumiec, and all eleven roles were interpreted by the popular Polish actress, Aldona Jankowska.


Miro Gavran was awarded “Zlatna murva” – the first prize for the best play on festival “Glumiste pod murvom” in Skradin, for his play “Dr Freud’s Patient”.


Miro Gavran’s play ALL ABOUT MEN was awarded GRAND PRIX at the INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL TARNOW 2009 in Poland. This play was performed by the Theater LUDOWY from Cracow, directed by Tomasz Obara.

Miro Gavran was given the IVAN RAOS Prize for his monodrama THE CRAZIEST SHOW IN THE WORLD. The prize was awarded to him by the Raos Days Society at Medov Dolac, the birthplace of Ivan Raos.

Miro Gavran was awarded the Marin Drzic Prize, given by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, for his monodrama THE CRAZIEST SHOW IN THE WORLD.


The author won a SPECIAL PRIZE for novel “THE TEACHER OF MY DREAMS” at the Internatonal Festival of Litterature for Children and Young People in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Miro Gavran’s play Nora Today awarded the Ministry of Culture’s Marin Drzic Prize.


Play “Laughing Forbidden” received the “Marin Drzic” Award of the Croatian Ministry of Culture.


The award “European Circle” was awarded to Miro Gavran for the exceptional contribution of promoting European valuesin the area of culture. The award was given by the “European Movement”


Miro Gavran’s novel Forgotten Son was selected for the IBBY HONOUR LIST 2002. The award ceremony will be held in the Swiss city of Basle in September.


Miro Gavran’s comedy Drivers for All Times was declared the best comedy in the Zagreb City Comedy Theatre’s competition held in connection with the Theatre’s 50th anniversary.


“CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME” INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AWARD FOR 1999 (Best Central European Writer of the Year). The ten-member adjudicators made their unanimous decision on the award in Budapest, Hungary


THE LOVES OF GEORGE WASHINGTON performed by the Epilog Theatre company was voted best overall play at the 7th Marul’s Days Theatre Festival in Split


DEATH OF AN ACTOR performed by the Epilog Theatre company at the 6th Marul’s Days Theatre Festival in Split brought Miro Gavran the prize for Best Drama Text in the New Theatre Reality selection.

EVICTION, a comedy, won the prize for the most well-written comedy at the 19th Days of Laughter Theatre Festival in Zagreb


HAPPY DAYS, a novel, won the Mato Lovrak award for the year’s best novel in Croatia for children

DEATH OF AN ACTOR was awarded the Marin Drzia prize, given by the Ministry of Culture of Croatia


SAVING THE BEAR brought Miro Gavran 1st prize in the daily newspaper, Vecernji list’s, short story competition


ALL SORTS OF THINGS IN MY HEAD, a novel, won the Ivana Brlic Mazuranic prize for best children’s book of the year


MY GOOD FATHER was awarded 2nd prize in the Vecernji list short story competition


CREON’S ANTIGONE won the jury’s best play prize at the 12th Gavella Evenings Theatre Festival in Zagreb