Anto Gardaš was born in Agići near Derventa on 21st May, 1938. He graduated from the Law School in Zagreb. He has written about forty books, mostly for younger readers: novels, fairy-tales, stories, poems, role plays. He published five haiku collections. He received several awards for his novels and poetry in Croatia. His haiku was awarded and commended on many haiku contests both in Croatia and abroad. He died in Osijek, 10.06.2004.