Miro Gavran's Awards
Explore the captivating journey of Miro Gavran, from his early beginnings to becoming a renowned literary figure, playwright, and novelist.
Antun Branko Šimić
For the poem The Defence of Jerusalem
For the poem The Defence of Jerusalem, Miro Gavran received the Antun Branko Šimić Award in April 2023.
Person of the Year in the category of culture
In the category of culture, the ‘Večernjakov pečat’ award for Person of the Year went to Miro Gavran. The award is given by Večernji list, the most widely distributed newspaper in Croatia, in May 2022.
Croatian festival of drama “Marulicevi dani” in Split
In April 2019 Miro Gavran received the “Marul” award 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.
The best unpublished love poem
In May 2019 Miro Gavran received the “Zvonimir Golob” award for the best unpublished love poem “Once we meet at the sky” written and dedicated to his wife Mladena Gavran for her this years’ birthday February 23rd.
For most prominent literary achievements in 2019
Miro Gavran received the “Crikveničko sunce” award for this year’s most prominent literary achievements at the 18th traditional Adriatic Encounters in Crikvenica, Croatia in June 2019.
Gold Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria
Miro Gavran received the Gold Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria from the President of the Republic of Austria in Austrian Cultural Forum, Zagreb on March 20th.
For the promotion of Croatian culture
On February 22, 2017, he received the Didak Award for the promotion of Croatian culture, which was awarded to him by the Franciscan Province of Herzegovina from Mostar.
Dr. Alois Mock Europa-Preis
Awarded for promoting European values and unity
Miro Gavran received the prestigious European Dr. Alois Mock Europa-Preis award in Vienna. The Alois Mock award recognizes 14 years of individuals promoting European values and unity through various contributions.
Croatian culture around the world
Award for promoting Croatian culture around the world
November 27 the Croatian Cultural Club from Zagreb awarded Miro Gavran the Annual Award for promoting Croatian culture around the world.
Order of Duke Branimir
Awarded by president of Republic of Croatia K.G. Kitarovic
Order of Duke Branimir 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.
The Silver Medal
Received by the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
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.
Hans Christian Andersen nominee
Miro Gavran has been nominated for the 2016 H.C.A. Award
In 2016, Miro Gavran was a nominee for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in children's literature, by IBBY, with 28 authors and 29 illustrators globally.
Slovene Literature and Arts Academy
Miro Gavran became member of Slovene Literature and Arts A
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.
The best children’s novel in Croatia in 2015
Miro Gavran received the Mato Lovrak award for a novel “A Summer to Remember” for the best children’s novel in Croatia in 2015. Award ceremony was held in Veliki Grdevac, birthplace of Mato Lovrak.
Exceptional contribution to cultural tourism
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.
Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Miro Gavran was elected associate member
Miro Gavran was elected associate member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts on the electoral meeting held in Zagreb on May 15th.
Russian Academy of Literature
Miro Gavran becomes a member
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.
Audience's First Prize
Miro Gavran's 'HOTEL BABYLON' won Audience's First Prize
The 5th CARNIVAL COMEDY Festival in Katovica, Poland concluded with 'HOTEL BABYLON' by Miro Gavran, winning the Audience's First Prize. THEATRE LUDOWY from Cracow, directed by Pawel Szumiec, with Polish actress Aldona Jankowska in all eleven roles.
Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts award
Award for the novel Kafka’s Friend
In 2012, Miro Gavran received the Award of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts for the novel Kafka’s Friend.
Zlatna murva award
The first prize for the best play on festival
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”.
Grand Prix, Tarnow
Play ALL ABOUT MEN was awarded GRAND PRIX
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.
Awarded by the Raos Days Society at Medov Dolac
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.
Awarded for his monodrama THE CRAZIEST SHOW IN THE WORLD
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.
Internatonal Festival of Litterature for Children prize
SPECIAL PRIZE for novel “THE TEACHER OF MY DREAMS”
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.
Play Nora Today awarded by the Ministry of Culture
Miro Gavran’s play Nora Today awarded the Ministry of Culture’s Marin Drzic Prize.
Play Laughing Forbidden awarded by the Ministry of Culture
Play “Laughing Forbidden” received the “Marin Drzic” Award of the Croatian Ministry of Culture.
Exceptional contribution of promoting European values
The award “European Circle” was awarded to Miro Gavran for the exceptional contribution of promoting European values in the area of culture. The award was given by the “European Movement”
IBBY Honor List
Forgotten Son was selected for the IBBY HONOUR LIST 2002
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.
The best comedy award
Zagreb City Comedy Theatre’s competition
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.
Best Central European Writer of the Year
Central European Time International Literary Award
“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 Best Overall Play
Best overall play at the 7th Marul’s Days Theatre Festival
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
The most well-written comedy
19th Days of Laughter Theatre Festival in Zagreb
EVICTION, a comedy, won the prize for the most well-written comedy at the 19th Days of Laughter Theatre Festival in Zagreb
The Best Drama Text
6th 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.
Award given by the Ministry of Culture of Croatia
DEATH OF AN ACTOR was awarded the Marin Držić prize, given by the Ministry of Culture of Croatia
Award for the year’s best novel in Croatia for children
HAPPY DAYS, a novel, won the Mato Lovrak award for the year’s best novel in Croatia for children
1st prize in the daily newspaper
Vecernji list’s, short story competition
SAVING THE BEAR brought Miro Gavran 1st prize in the daily newspaper, Vecernji list’s, short story competition
Ivana Brlić Mažuranić
Award for the best children’s book of the year
ALL SORTS OF THINGS IN MY HEAD, a novel, won the Ivana Brlic Mazuranic prize for best children’s book of the year
2st prize in the daily newspaper
Vecernji list short story competition
MY GOOD FATHER was awarded 2nd prize in the Vecernji list short story competition
The Best Play Prize
CREON’S ANTIGONE won the jury’s best play prize
CREON’S ANTIGONE won the jury’s best play prize at the 12th Gavella Evenings Theatre Festival in Zagreb
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