credits: autor fotografije: John Erik Riley
Johan Harstad, born on 10 February 1979 in Stavanger, is a Norwegian novelist, short story writer, playwright and graphic designer who lives and works in Oslo. He made his literary debut in 2001 at the age of twenty-two with a collection of short prose entitled From Here On You Only Get Older (Herfra blir du bare eldre), and in 2002 he published a short story collection titled Ambulance. His first novel, Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? (Buzz Aldrin, hvor ble det av deg i alt mylderet?), was published in Norway in 2005 and has been translated into more than ten languages. During the year of 2009 he was engaged as the first playwright in residence at the National Theatre of Norway in its history. He’s won numerous literary prizes and awards.
Nemanja Jovanović was born in Čačak in 1974.
He does illustrations and graphic design.
Among other things, he worked as a technical editor in the publishing house Veseli četvrtak. for four years.
His short stories have been published in Student, Yellow Cab, Severni bunker, Ulaznica.
Milka zbogom, vidimo se sutra is his first novel. Nemanja Jovanović has created the logo of Partizanska knjiga.
credits: Mark Tearle
Barry Callaghan, born in 1937, is a famous Canadian novelist, poet and short story writer. He’s included in all leading anthologies of Canadian literature. His works have been translated into numerous languages. He’s published selections of French, Serbian and Latvian poetry. During 1970s he was a war correspondent from the Middle East and Africa. In the middle of the same decade he founded the Exile magazine, which is still published. He’s won a number of awards. He works as a professor emeritus at the University of York in Toronto.
Augustin Cupşa was born in 1980. He studies psychiatry in Bucharest. His debut novel was published in 2006, when he also started writing screenplays, for which he has been awarded. He is most famous for his short stories, some of which have been translated into several languages and published in a few anthologies. The book Marile bucurii şi marile tristeţi
was nominated for the best book of the year in Romania in 2014.
Claude Lalumière was born in Montreal, Canada. He’s written four books and more than a hundred stories. His works have been adapted for theatre, television and comics. His prose has been translated into French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Russian and Serbian.
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Miljan Mikić was born in Ćuprija in 1982. He lives in Belgrade, where he works as a lecturer at the Faculty of Civil Engineering. He’s dabbled in the theatre and short film, too. His short stories have been published in the magazine Ulaznica
(2015), the anthology Najlepša ostvarenja sa XIII konkursa za najkraću kratku priču
(Alma, 2014) and on the web portal Helly Cherry
Dragana Mokan was born in Zrenjanin in 1981. She lives and works in Belgrade. She’s written the book of poetry Kako mi je prošlo vreme
(2003). She’s won the awards Ulaznica
, Evenstar Festival of Fantasy
and was a finalist in the poetry and short story competitions Alma
(Belgrade) and Giuseppe Gioachino Belli
(Rome). Her poetry has been published in literary magazines and on portals: Savremenik
Marija Pavlović was born in Leskovac in 1984. She lives and works in Belgrade as a copywriter, e-magazine editor and writer. She’s written the drama A Strange Case of Mrs Jeckyll and Doctor Hyde
which has been performed twice at the Cultural Institution Parobrod in Belgrade, as well as the short story collection Everyday Horror Stories
(Matica srpska, Novi Sad, 2014), which was short-listed for the prizes Biljana Jovanović
and Dušan Vasiljev
. Her short stories have been published in collections of the Belgrade association Oxymoron
, Zrenjanin’s magazine Ulaznica
, and at Zagreb’s Festival of the European Short Story
. She’s participated in the regional literary project Writers for the Future, as part of the project Dialogue for the Future
, which is the joint initiative of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Nations (UN). She also took part in the short-story festival Kikinda Short in 2016 and its follow-up activities.
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Richard Owain Roberts
Richard Owain Roberts is the author of All the Places We Lived
, his debut story collection. Described as one of Wales’ freshest literary talents, Richard was born on the island of Môn and now lives in Cardiff, capital city of Wales. Richard is represented by Zoe Ross at United Agents. Follow him on Twitter @RichOwainRobs.
Srđan Srdić was born in Kikinda in 1977. He’s written two novels, Mrtvo polje
(2010) and Satori
(2013), two short-story collections, Espirando
(2011) and Sagorevanja
(2014), and a book of essays Zapisi iz čitanja
(2014). He’s won the following literary awards: Ulaznica
(2007), Laza Lazarević
(2009), Biljana Jovanović
(2012), Edo Budiša
(2012), and a scholarship from the Borislav Pekić Fund
(2010). Srđan Srdić’s texts and books have been translated into English, German, Ukrainian, Macedonian, Romanian, Slovenian, Albanian and Hungarian. He lives in Mikro-naselje, next to Kikinda.