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.