Arian Leka

Arian Leka

Arian Leka (poet, prose writer and professor) belongs to a group of authors who became prominent after Albania opened up as a country and are considered the avant-garde. He has written sixteen books of prose and poetry and won six national literary awards, four out of which are for the best book of the year. His works have been translated into major European languages and are included in several recognized anthologies. He is the founder of a residential stay programme for writers in Tirana called Poeteka and a literary magazine with the same name. He is member of the European Council for Dramaturgy in Paris and the Poets’ Academy in London. He holds a PhD in literary theory and works as a lecturer at the University of Tirana.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Muževljeva leđa.

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Predrag Ličina

Predrag Ličina

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Predrag Ličina (Zagreb, 1972) is a fan of science fiction and horror. His favourite film is Alien, superhero Spiderman, and book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He spends a lot of time listening to music and watching football. His favourite band is The Cramps, singer Nick Cave, and football club Liverpool. In his free time he directs films and writes stories. He directed and wrote the screenplay for the short film Teleport Zovko and feature-length film The Last Serb in Croatia.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Bljuzga u praskozorje.

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Refik Ličina

Refik Ličina

Refik Ličina was born in Radmanci, Montenegro, in 1956, but since 1994 he has lived in Lund, Sweden. He writes poetry, prose and translates from Swedish. He has published the following poetry collections: Poznavanje prirode (1970), Pčele (1983), Prigodne prisile (2009), Knjigovezačka ulica (2009) and a few short-story collections: Staklenici (2004), Strah od behara (2013), Ulični budilnici (2017), Dalge (2018.). He published selected poetry in Swedish: Predikan för Eurydike (2009) and novellas När nyponrosor mognar (2013). Translations: PrisluškivanjaBengta Emila Johnsona, 2010 (the prize for the best translation at Sarajevo International Book Fair in 2011), Antologija moderne švedske poezije, OKF, Cetinje and Izabrane pjesme Magnusa Wiliam-Olssona (2014), Put u središte zemlje i druge pjesme, Larsa Gustafssona, 2016, Izabrane pjesme Tomasa Tranströmera, 2018. He won the Goran Prize (1979) and the Branko Prize (1980), and the Klas De Vildes scholarship for the year 2016.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Ribe u bunaru.

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Fatos Lubonja

Fatos Ljubonja

Writer, journalist, artist, chief editor of the quarterly review Përpjekja (Endeavour), – an endeavour to introduce the critical spirit in the Albanian culture. Born in 1951. In 1974, finished his studies for physics. In the same year was imprisoned after police found his hiden writings. In 1979, was sentenced to a further 16 years. Was released from prison in 1991 after 17 years. Author of several books, numerous articles and essays and stories published in Albania and abroad. He has been awarded numerous prizes, including Premio Alberto Moravia: for the international literature, “Fondo Moravia” Roma, Italy (2002), Herder Price for literature, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. Hamburg (2004), Prince Clause award for Literature and journalism, Prince Clause Foundation, The Netherland (2015).

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Ponovo osuđen.

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Julien Maret

Julien Maret

Julien Maret was born in Switzerland in 1978. He has written the novel Rengaine (2011) and Ameublement (2014), published by José Corti publishing house. He currently lives in Geneva.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Sve po starom.

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Senka Marić

Senka Marić

Senka Marić writes poetry, prose and essays. She has published three poetry collections and the novel Kintsugi tijela. She is a recipient of a few literary awards, including the European award Vitez/škinja poezije (2013), the Zija Dizdarević award (2000), and the Meša Selimović award (2019)  for the best novel published in 2018 in the countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro. She is editor-in-chief of the Internet portal for literature, culture and art strane.ba.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Gravitacije.

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Andrija Matić

Andrija Matić

Andrija Matić (1978) was born in Kragujevac. He holds a PhD in English literature from the Faculty of Philology, the University of Belgrade. He has published the novels Burnout (2015), Pomračenje u pet slika (2013), Šaht (2009) and Nestanak Zdenka Kuprešanina (2006), the short-story collection Muzej savremene umetnosti (2010) and the study T. S. Eliot: pesnik, kritičar, dramski pisac (2007). He lives in the south of Thailand.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Istanbulski mozaik.

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Miljan Milanović

Miljan Milanović

Miljan Milanović was born in Zaječar in 1982. He is fascinated by artificial intelligence research and machine creativity. He no longer dabbles in music. He sails and concocts top-quality distillates. He has published the short-story collections Bending (Književna omladina Srbije, 2010) and Produžetak vrste (The Continuation of the Species) (Partizanska knjiga, 2019). His work is sporadically published in regional literary magazines.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Produžetak vrste, Divlje rastinje.

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Dragana Mokan

Dragana Mokan

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 UlaznicaPčesaEvenstar 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 (Belgrade), Afirmator (Belgrade), Most (Sarajevo), Sveske (Pančevo), Sykoli (Budapest), Orbis (Kanjiža), Natron (Zrenjanin), Latica (Podgorica).

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Pustite im laganu muziku, 33 sna.

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Danny Morrison

Danny Morrison

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Danny Morrison is a former Sinn Féin publicity director, and he also acted as spokesman for the IRA hunger strikers’ leader Bobby Sands in 1981. He has been imprisoned several times and charged for his IRA membership. While he was serving his eight-year sentence, he started to write his third novel, The Wrong Man.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Pogrešan čovek.

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