Boris Domagoj Bileti?
|Alma mater||University of Zagreb|
Boris Domagoj Bileti? (born 22 March 1957) is a Croatian poet, literary critic, essayist, publicist and translator. Bileti? is the vice-president of the Croatian Writers' Association. He was awarded the Order of Danica Hrvatska with the figure of Marko Maruli? in 1996 for his contribution to Croatian culture.
Bileti? was born in Pula, Istria. He completed primary school, grammar school and the Pedagogical Academy (in 1978) in his hometown. He graduated from the University of Zagreb and got his master's degree at the Department of Croatian and South Slavic Philology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. His thesis was Regionalism, Identity and Croatian Literature of Istria 1918-1945. Bileti? worked briefly as a teacher, later as a freelance artist (for two years) and finally as a librarian at the Matija Vla?i? Ilirik City Library of Rovinj, eventually becoming the library's director.
Bileti? started publishing his first articles for the magazine Istarski borac. He has been publishing poetry, studies, essays and translations since the 1970s. Until the 1990s Bileti? was a member of the board of the Pula magazine Istra and Istria through the centuries (Istra kroz stolje?a) issued by the ?akavian Parliament, of which he was an active member. He is the editor-in-chief of literary magazine Nova Istra and since 2009 a member of Matica hrvatska. Bileti? was a member of the Croatian PEN Center from 1993 until 2013, and today is the vice-president of the Croatian Writers' Association.