23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023

Herkunft: Bosnia

Saša Stanišić

Saša Stanišić, born in the Yugoslavian town Višegrad, has lived in Germany since 1992. Works as a freelance author, journalist and columnist. Wrote novels such as »Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert« (tr. How the soldier repaired the gramophone) and »Vor dem Fest« (tr. Before the party).

Tanja Stupar-Trifunović

born 1977 in Croatia, she studied Serbian Language and Literature. Poems and prose of the award-winning Bosnian author have been translated into English, German and Polish and published in anthologies at home and abroad. Her book »O čemu misle varvari dok doručkuju« (tr: What Barbarians Think about at Breakfast) was

Semezdin Mehmedinovic

Semezdin Mehmedinoviç was born in Kiseljak, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 1960.  After studying Comparative Literature and Librarianship in Sarajevo, he worked as an editor for the opposition magazines for young people ‘Lica’ and ‘Valter’. He also did performance art.  He published his first book of poetry ‘Modrac’ in 1984, and his second

Lina Muzur

born in 1980 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, studied English literature and philosophy in Bamberg and Edinburgh. Muzur was an editor at Hanser Verlag in Munich, where she worked with Olga Grjasnova, Karen Köhler and Navid Kermani, among others. She has been the executive editor for literature at Aufbau Verlag

Hasan Nuhanovic

Hasan Nuhanovic was born in Zvornik, Yugoslavia (today Bosnia Herzegovina) in 1968. He studied engineering at the University of Sarajevo. In 1992 his family was one of tens of thousands of Bosnian refugees displaced to Srebrenica. As part of an educational campaign Nuhanovic put together a chronology and analysis of

Faruk Šehić

Faruk Šehić was born in Bihać in the former Republic of Yugoslavia in 1970. He studied veterinary medicine and was a soldier in the Bosnian war in 1992. Šehić began studying literature in Sarajevo in 1997 and began writing prose and poetry at the same time. His first volume of

Dževad Karahasan

Dževad Karahasan was born in Duvno, Yugoslavia (today the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina) in 1953. He studied theater and comparative literature in Sarajevo and earned his doctorate in Zagreb. He then worked as a dramaturge for the National Theater Zenica, as an editor for various literary and art magazines,

Aleksandar Hemon

Aleksandar Hemon was born in Sarajevo in 1964. After studying literature at the university there, he worked as a journalist and published his first short stories in Serbo-Croatian magazines. A planned book publication was prevented by the Bosnian War in 1992. The author experienced the outbreak of the war from