Herkunft: Serbia

Zlatko Krasni

Zlatko Krasni was born in Sarajevo in 1951. After receiving his schooling in Montreux, Switzerland, Hamm, West Germany and in the Yugoslav city of Herceg Novi, he went on to study German language and literature in Addis Ababa, Belgrade and Berlin. In 1977 he completed his doctorate on the subject

Vladislav Bajac

Vladislav Bajac was born in 1954 in Belgrade, Serbia. He studied Yugoslavian Philology and World Literature at the University of Belgrade and later worked as a journalist. He translated prose and poetry from English into Serbian, including the anthologies »The Poets of the Beat Generation« (1979), »Trip. A Guide to

Vesna Aleksić

Vesna Aleksić was born in 1958 in a small Serbian town close to Belgrade, which she remembers as being a lively place full of children, carriages and steam trains, and which was formative for her writing. After completing her studies she became a school psychologist, and today works as an

Tania Al Kayyali

born in 1985. Since 2013, she has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and translator in Serbia, Syria and the UAE for »Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe«. As a visual artist her focus is on illustration, having recently drawn a number of children’s books in addition to exhibiting her

Sreten Ugričić

born in 1961 in Yugoslavia, the novelist, essayist, conceptual artist, astronomer and philosopher was a member of the UNESCO Commission for Serbia and Montenegro from 2002 to 2008 and reformed the Serbian National Library, which he has directed since 2001. Ugričić is a member of the Serbian P.E.N., the Executive

Nikita Milivocevic

born in In ija (Vojvodina province) in 1961, is one of the most prominent theatre directors in Serbia. In the 1990s, his theatre productions had a lasting impact in his home country and his bold, innovative interpretations of works of classical drama helped carry him into the new millenium. Milivojevćwho

Melinda Nadj Abonji

Melinda Nadj Abonji was born in the small town of Bečej in Serbia. Her family belonged to the Hungarian minority there in the province of Vojvodina. At the age of five, she emigrated with her parents to Switzerland, where she grew up next to Lake Zurich.At the University of Zurich,

László Végel

László Végel was born in Srbobran, in Yugoslavia’s Vojvodina, in 1941, as a member of the Hungarian minority. He studied in nearby Novi Sad and in Belgrade and later worked as a journalist, among other things as editor of the daily newspaper »Magyar Szó« and as co-editor of the likewise

Jovan Nikolić

Jovan Nikolić was born in 1955 in Belgrade and grew up in a Roma settlement near the Serbian town of Čačak. His parents played in a band, his father as a saxophonist, his mother as a singer. He thus spent his childhood in hotels in many cities across the former

Jovan Zivlak

Jovan Zivlak was born 1947 in Serbian Nakovo in Banat subregion of Vojvodina, near the Romanian border. He finished secondary school in Kikinda, and graduated from the University of Novi Sad with the degree in Serbian language and literature. Zivlak was editor in chief in Svetovi publishing 1985−2007. Now he

Hatidza Mehmedovic

Hatidza Mehmedovic lost a large part of her family during the massacre in Srebrenica in July 1995. She is involved with the association of »Srebrenica Mothers« who collaborate closely with the Society for Threatened Peoples. With the help of international lawyers, the association has brought their case against the UN

Dragana Mladenović

Dragana Mladenović was born in Frankenberg, Saxony, in 1977. She grew up in Serbia, and studied Serbian and Comparative Literature. She is a working as a writer and a journalist. Mladenović is one of the most important Serbian poets of her generation. She has published six prize-winning anthologies since 2003,