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.
Dragoljub Stanković was born in Jagodina in 1971. He’s a poet, critic, interviewer, columnist, prose writer, editor.
He’s written for the portal E-novine, the feuilleton Beton, the newspaper Danas, for a number of literary magazines, and for the Radio Belgrade Third Channel.
He’s written three books of poetry: Pesme jednog dana (KOV, 2005), Barka tela (KOV, 2010) and S onu stranu noći (Levo krilo, 2014).
He lives in Belgrade.
He was born in Bihać (SFRY) in 1970. He’s written the following books: Pjesme u nastajanju (2000), Hit depo (2003), Pod pritiskom (2004), Transsarajevo (2006), Hit depo, Pod pritiskom, Transsarajevo, Apokalipsa iz Recycle bina (2007), Knjiga o Uni (2011) and Moje rijeke (2014). Literary critics often call him the leader of the “run-over generation.” His books Hit depo and Pod pritiskom enjoy the cult status among his readers.
For the novel Knjiga o Uni he was awarded the Meša Selimović for the best novel published in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro in 2011, and the European Union Prize for Literature – EUPL in 2013. For the book of poetry Moje rijeke he won the Risto Ratković Award for the best published book of poetry in Ser Risto Ratković bia, B&H, Croatia and Montenegro for the years 2013/2014. His books have been translated into Macedonian, Bulgarian, German, English and French. He works as a journalist and columnist for the Sarajevo magazine BH Dani. He lives in Sarajevo.
Dušan Vasiljev, one of the greatest Serbian expressionists, was born on 19th July 1900 in Great Kikinda. In 1918 he fought in the Italian front. He returned from the war with his health seriously impaired. Dušan Vasiljev’s poems were published in a number of prestigious magazines and anthologies. In his lifetime, Vasiljev wrote about three hundred poems, a few dramatic texts and short stories, and he also started writing a novel. His first book, selected poems, was published posthumously. He died in Kikinda on 27th March 1924.
Dušan Vejnović (Sombor, 1981) is a writer, translator and psychologist. He’s written the short story collection Tvrdoglave beline
(2011, the Đura Đukanov Prize
), the book of poetry Posebne potrebe
(2013) and the novel Jako i nikome
(2014). He’s translated Roberto Bolaño’s novel Amulet
(2015, the Radoje Tatić Prize
). He lives in Novi Sad.