Ksenija Premur was born in Zagreb in 1962. In 1981 she started her studies of Philosophy and Russian language and literature at The Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, and she graduated from it in 1986, honoured with Vice-Chancellor’s Award. During her studies, she started publishing her reviews, essays and original articles in various magazines (“Filozofska istraživanja”, “Dometi”, “Kulturni radnik”, and others) on philosophy and literary theory, along with translations of scientific texts from English, Russian and Slovenian languages. Since 1982 Ms Premur has been a full member of Croatian Philosophical Society, and since 1987 a full member of the Society of Scientific and Technical Translators, for whom she has translated a whole plentiful of various texts from the aforementioned languages. Since 2003 she has been a member of the Croatian Society of Writers.
In the period between 1990 and 1993 Ms Premur worked as a junior assistant at the Department of Philosophy, The Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, and along with giving seminars from 1 July 1991 to 31August 1993, she also worked as a junior researcher in the project “Problems of contrastive philosophy (Asian and Western)” (registration number of scientific workers of the Republic of Croatia 180386). In 1997 she graduated from The Faculty of Philosophy in Ljubljana with a thesis “Dynamic structure of the conscience in Bergson’s philosophy”. She has been regularly publishing essays and scientific articles in magazines (“Filozofska istraživanja” and “Rival”) and on the radio (Third Programme of the Croatian Radio), where her original texts and translations of literary and philosophical texts (particularly Indian, Chinese and Japanese philosophies) are regularly broadcast. She has taken part in numerous conferences, both domestic and foreign as a lecturer (Colloquium of Asian Philosophies in Zagreb in 1988, international congress in Ceret, France, in 1989; congress in Bath, England, in 1992).
She also received Master’s degree in philology at The Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb in 1997, with a thesis “Theory of Translation”. Her master’s papers were also published by a publisher “Ladina”. She has taken part in various international congresses with independent lectures on theory of literature (Colloquium in Moscow in 1985; World Congress in Warsaw in 1995).
Apart from publishing independent papers, she has also been publishing translations of scientific and literary texts from English, Russian and Slovenian languages. In the academic year 1997/98 she worked as a senior lecturer for philosophy, aesthetics and Russian language at the High School of Musical arts in Lovran, as well as an independent translator in Zagreb.
In the period between 1998 and 2001 she worked as an assistant lecturer in the course for Oriental Philosophy at Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb. Apart from scientific work, Ms Premur is also engaged in literary work as an author, and she has published two novels, “Lovers” and “Confessions of a stranger/foreigner”, as well as short story collections, “Unusual Stories”, “Arabesque” and “Short Stories”. In 2005 she acquired a status of a freelance artist.