* 29.11.1922, Niš, Serbia † 16.08.1984, Belgrade, Serbia
Dušan Radović was born in 1922 in Niš. He is known for his poetry, especially his children's poetry, for his prose and for his aphorisms. He has published many children's books that mark the childhood of numerous generations of not only Serbians, but all Yugoslavians. He was the editor-in-chief of „Pionirske novine“. He also worked as an editor for Radio Belgrade’s Program for Children, as an editor of the Program for Children of Radiotelevizija Beograd (RTB), as an editor of „Poletarac“, as a journalist for „Borba“, and as an editor of Studio B.
His most prominent works are: 'Kapetan Džon Piplfoks' (Captain John Peoplefox; radio play) (1953); 'Poštovana deco' (Respected Children; poems) (1954); 'Smešne reči' (Funny Words; poems) (1961); 'Pričam ti priču' (That’s a Lot of Bunk; poems and stories) (1963); 'Na slovo, na slovo' (Guess What Begins with Letter...; TV show) (1963-1965); 'Če, tragedija koja traje' (Che, A Tragedy that Continues; epic poem) (1969. with M. Bećković); 'Vukova azbuka' (Vuk`s Alphabet; poems) (1971); 'Zoološki vrt' (Zoo; poems) (1972); 'Beograde, dobro jutro 1' (Good Morning Belgrade 1; aphorisms) (1977); 'Beograde, dobro jutro 2' (Good Morning Belgrade 2; aphorisms) (1981); 'Ponedeljak, Utorak, Sreda, Četvrtak' (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; poetry and prose for children in four volumes); 'Beograde, dobro jutro 3' (Good Morning Belgrade 3, aphorisms) (1984).
Radović wrote stories and poems, announcements, lyrics and skits, kitchen proverbs and picture-books, aphorisms and advertisements, synopses for films and celebrations, texts uttered by a registrar at a weddings, etc. He did not, they say, like being called a poet.
Radović's works have been translated into many languages. He is the recipient of many higly regarded awards: Neven (Marigold), Mlado pokolenje (Young Generation), the award of Zmaj`s Children`s Games, awards of the Sterija`s Theatre, Seventh of July award, and the Scroll of Honour of the Hans Christian Andersen International Organization of Children`s Literature.