Bill Direen

Bill Direen

Bil Direen was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1957. As a writer, performer and independent researcher, he has published works of different genres and recorder music albums with numerous partners. For a while he lived in Europe, before he moved back to New Zealand. In 2010 he won a Writers Resident fellowship at the Michael King Centre in Auckland. He is the subject of a documentary, Bill Direen: A Memory of Others, directed by Simon Ogston in 2017.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Pelen.

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Daša Drndić

Daša Drndić

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Daša Drndić (1946-2018) was born in Zagreb. She studied English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philology, Belgrade University.  With the aid of a Fulbright scholarship, she obtained a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, and then studied at Case Western Reserve University. She worked as an editor in the publishing house Vuk Karadžić, an English teacher at the Djuro Salaj Centre for Education and an editor-dramaturgist for Radio-Television of Belgrade. She obtained her PhD from the University of Rijeka, where she taught contemporary British literature and creative writing. She published prose, literary criticism, reviews and translations in literary magazines and papers, as well as feature and documentary radio dramas. Her prose works include: Put do subote, 1982; Kamen s neba, 1984; Marija Częstohowska još uvijek roni suze ili Umiranje u Torontu, 1997; Canzone di guerra, 1998; Totenwnade, 2000Doppelgänger, 2002; Leica format, 2003; After Eight, 2005; Feministički rukopis ili politička parabola, 2006; Sonnenschein, 2007; April u Berlinu, 2009; Belladonna, 2012, and EEG, 2016.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Umiranje u Torontu, Canzone di Guerra, April u Berlinu, Belladonna, EEG.

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Đura Đukanov

Đura Đukanov

Đura Đukanov (1956-2000) was a Serbian writer of short stories and dramas. As a native of Mokrin, he is one of the most significant representatives of the twentieth-century prose of Banat. Apart from Mokrin, he lived in Vršac and Novi Sad. He published the following books: Đavolska snevačina (1979), Domaći Sapun (1982), Slatkovodna Neman (1985), Luda pali sveće (1988), Voz Svetog Petra (1990), Dnevnik Vilijama Vilsona (1997) and Dvogled bez stakala (2000, posthumously).

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Đavolska snevačina/Slatkovodna neman, Domaći sapun/Luda pali sveće, Dvogled bez stakala/Duva vešanac.

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Vladimir Mirkov Živanović

Vladimir Mirkov Živanović was born in a mine town in East Serbia in 1979. He studied at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade. He holds an MA from the European Institute of Design in Barcelona, where he has lived since 2005.  He works as an art director. Slepi putnik is his first book.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Slepi putnik.

Miloš K. Ilić

Miloš K. Ilić

Miloš K. Ilić (1987-2051) writes prose and radio dramas. He has published a short-story collection, Priče o pivu (2008).

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Umorni kao psi.

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Sharon English

Sharon English

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Sharon English is a Canadian writer whose work emerges from a deep interest in how places and placelessness shape us. She’s the author of the story collections Uncomfortably Numb and Zero Gravity, which was long-listed for the Giller Prize, among other recognitions. Her first novel, Night in the World, is forthcoming from Freehand Books in 2022. Sharon’s essays have also appeared in the journals Canadian Notes and Queries and Dark Matter, and as part of the Dark Mountain Project in the UK. She lives in Toronto.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Nulta gravitacija.

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Željko Janković

Željko Janković was born in Pančevo in 1983. He published a poetry book titled “Karl Ginter in Double Exposure” in 2010 (Branko’s Award, Aladin Lukač Award). He has published his works in numerous printed and online magazines, including Nova misao, Kvartal, Hyperborea, Agon, Ulaznica, Severni bunker, Sent, Zlatna greda, etc. He currently resides in Pančevo.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Sumrak na petlji.

Pascal Janovjak

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Pascal Janovjak is a Franco-Swiss writer born in Basel in 1975 to a French mother and a Slovak father. Before going to Jordan and later to Lebanon, where he taught French at the University of Tripoli, he studied literature and art history in Strasbourg. From 2002 to 2005, he headed the French Alliance in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He then settled in Palestinian Ramallah, where he taught literature. In 2011, his path led him to Italy, where, after winning a scholarship for a writer’s residency at the Swiss Institute in Rome, he lives to this day. His work has been translated into multiple languages. His book Le Zoo de Rome (published by Actes Sud in 2019) was awarded the Swiss literary prize, the Michel-Dentan Prize, and the RTS audience award.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Rimski zoološki vrt.

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Nemanja Jovanović

Nemanja Jovanović

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 StudentYellow CabSeverni bunkerUlaznicaMilka zbogom, vidimo se sutra is his first novel. Nemanja Jovanović has created the logo of Partizanska knjiga.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Milka zbogom, vidimo se sutra, Rudi.

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Paul Ewen

Paul Ewen

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Paul Ewen was born and raised in New Zealand, and now lives in London. Francis Plug: How To Be A Public Author, was a Book of the Year in the Guardian, New Statesman, Irish Times, Big Issue, New Zealand Listener, and Australia’s New Daily. It has been published in the UK, Australia and Germany. The Sunday Times described it as: ‘Inspired. A brilliant, deranged new comic creation’, and the New Statesman called it ‘a modern comic masterpiece.’

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Fransis Čep: Kako da pisac nastupa u javnosti.

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