Marija Simoković was born ин 1947 in Subotica, Serbia. She graduated from the University of Belgrade, at the Faculty of Philosophy and History with a degree in Philosophy. She has published ten collections of poetry, the latest being Mariatheresiopolis (a translation into Hungarian together with I.B. Foki, 1996), Medjurecje (1999) and Kinovar (2007). Also she has published one novel entitled Scenography for the Wind (2002). She is the author of numerous criticism and review articles as well. She has received several awards, including the Branko Miljković Award in 2008.