Born in Osijek, Croatia, in 1959, Tatjana Lukic studied philosophy and sociology in Sarajevo. She lived in Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and the Czech Republic, before coming to Australia with her young family as a refugee in 1992. She published four acclaimed collections, published in Serbo-Croatian during the 1980s. After her arrival in Australia, she did not write poetry for almost ten years. She learned language, studied, and worked for various government departments as a researcher and data analyst. Her new poems, written in English, have been published in Australia and internationally. Tatjana Lukic died in August, 2008.