|Born||21 February 1926|
Semi?, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia)
|Died||24 December 1995|
|Occupation||poet, translator, editor, literary historian, and essayist|
|Notable works||Goethe pri Slovencih, Cvet pelina, Nekje tam ?isto na robu, Sonce v knjigi, Pri?el je lev|
|Notable awards||Levstik Award |
1962 Sonce v knjigi
Pre?eren Foundation Award
1963 Cvet pelina
1977 Nekje tam ?isto na robu
1991 Pri?el je lev
Krakar was born in Semi? in White Carniola in 1926. He studied Slavic languages and literature at the University of Ljubljana and graduated in 1954 and obtained a doctorate from the Frankfurt Goethe University in 1970. He worked as a lecturer, editor, and translator.
In 1963 he won the Pre?eren Foundation Award for his poetry collection Cvet pelina (The Flower of the Woodworm). In 1977 he was awarded the Grand Pre?eren Award for his poetry collection Nekje tam ?isto na robu (Somewhere There Right on the Edge)  He won the Levstik Award twice, in 1962 for his book of poetry for children Sonce v knjigi (The Sun in a Book), and in 1991 for his story in verse Pri?el je lev (The Lion Arrived).