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Rhys Hughes was born in Wales but has lived in many different countries and currently resides in India. He began writing fiction at an early age and his first book, Worming the Harpy, was published in 1995. Since that time he has published more than forty other books. He recently completed an ambitious project that involved writing exactly 1000 linked narratives. He is currently working on a collection of crime fiction stories called The Reconstruction Club and a novel about a deluded student called The Hippy Quixote. He also writes poems and plays.
Published by Partizanska knjiga: Postmoderni mornar.
Ljiljana D. Ćuk
Ljiljana D. Ćuk was born in Zrenjanin in 1982. She graduated from the Faculty of Philology. She works in digital marketing. Some of her writings have been published. When she isn’t online, she plays music. She lives in Belgrade. Dreams about Berlin.
Published by Partizanska knjiga: Neki drugi.
Miroslav Ćurčić was born in Belgrade in 1966. He has written the short-story collections Smrt u Bašaidu and the novels I šampioni umiru zar ne and U Klivlendu je sve po starom. He lives in Zemun.
Caryl Phillips (1958, St Kitts) moved to England when he was four months old. He grew up in Leeds, and graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature, Oxford University. The beginning of his literary career was marked by the plays Strange Fruit (1980), Where There is Darkness (1982) and The Shelter (1983). He has written a number of dramas, documentaries for the radio and television and the screenplays Playing Away (1986) and The Mystic Masseur (2001), based on the novel of the same title by V. S. Naipaul. He has written the following novels: The Final Passage (1985), A State of Independence (1986), Higher Ground (1989), Cambridge (1991), Crossing the River (1993), The Nature of Blood (1997), A Distant Shore (2003), Dancing in the Dark (2005), Foreigners (2007), In the Falling Snow (2009), The Lost Child (2015) and A View of the Empire at Sunset (2018), and the collections of essays The European Tribe (1987), The Atlantic Sound (2000), A New World Order (2001) and Colour Me English (2011). He edited the anthologies Extravagant Strangers: A Literature of Belonging (1997) and The Right Set: An Anthology of Writing on Tennis (1999). His works have been translated into more than ten languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards for plays and novels, most importantly James Tait Black Memorial Prize for the novel Crossing the River, which was also short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1993. The novel A Distant Shore, nominated for the Booker prize and PEN/Faulkner Award in 2003, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2004. he is a member of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts, as well as Honorary Fellow of The Queen’s College, Oxford. He has taught at universities in Ghana, Sweden, Singapore, Barbados, India and the USA, where he currently works at Yale University.
Published by Partizanska knjiga: Daleka obala.
Igor Cvijanović (1979, Tuzla) completed his bachelor and master studies of English language and literature at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, and obtained his doctorate from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. he has published translations of prose by John Barth, Annie Proulx, Chris Abani, Reif Larsen, Joyce Carol Oates, David Foster Wallace, etc. He received the award for the best translation of the year from the Writers’ Association of Vojvodina in 2012. He lives in Novi Sad.
Published by Partizanska knjiga: Nik Kejv i poetika prestupa.
Rođen sam 1943. 4. avgusta u Risanskoj br. 4, u Berzi rada, u nastojničkom stanu, nedaleko od Palate pravde koja je u mom književnom životu takođe bila bitna adresa i simbol, kako pravde tako i nepravde. Moj otac je govorio da sam projektovan u Zagrebu, a realizovan u Beogradu. Zvali su me Berzino dete. Inače, za mlade generacije: Berza rada za vreme rata slala je gastarbajtere u Nemačku, isto kao i godinama potom, samo pod malo drugačijim okolnostima. Dakle, to nije nikakav Brozov i Brantov patent. Započeo sam gimnaziju „Stevan Sremac“ u Senti, odmah pored rodne kuće Stevana Sremca, a završio istu pod imenom, iznenada blagopočivšeg na državnim poslovima, Moše Pijade. Diplomirao sam Opštu književnost sa teorijom književnosti na Filološkom u suton šezdesetosmaških, lipanjskih gibanja. Lutao trbuhom za kruhom od nemila do nedraga, od honorarca na dečjem radio programu do ambasadora. Najveći deo beskrajnog radnog veka proveo u Biblioteci grada Beograda, video svojim očima desetine hiljada nepotrebnih knjiga. Nažalost, nisam kao kolega bibliotekar, slabovidi Borhes, stvorio maestralnu sublimaciju svega viđenog. Naprotiv, dodao sam tom beskrajnom broju petnaestak knjiga poezije, proze, poezije za decu. Preživeo u dva maha sudar sa Pravdom zbog verbalnog delikta. Još uvek, na sreću, živim u blizini Palate, ali na pristojnoj distanci. Živim i čekam verujući u njenu pravednu sporost, jer kažu da rukopisi ne gore. Ali, ko zna, ovo je Savamala, a ja se još, ponekad, osećam kao Berzino dete.
Maurice Gee has written more than thirty novels for adults and children and he’s also written for film and television. He has won a lot of awards in his homeland, New Zealand, and for his most famous novel Plumb he was awarded the James Tate Black Memorial Prize in the United Kingdom. He lives with his wife Margaret in the city of Nelson in the New Zealand South Island. He’s got two daughters and a son.
Published by Partizanska knjiga: Gubitnici i druge priče.
A writer and playwright for children and adults. He has written several novels and short-story collections. Her plays have been performed and published in Serbia and abroad. His works have won several prizes and been translated into Polish, Bulgarian, English, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Slovene and Macedonian.
Published by Partizanska knjiga: Vok on!.
Faruk Šehić was born in Bihać (SFRY) in 1970. He’s written the following books: Pjesme u nastajanju (2000), Hit depo (2003), Pod pritiskom (2004), Transsarajevo (2006), Hit depo, Pod pritiskom, Transsarajevo, Apokalipsa iz Recycle bina (2007), Knjiga o Uni (2011) and Moje rijeke (2014). Literary critics often call him the leader of the “run-over generation.” His books Hit depo and Pod pritiskom enjoy the cult status among his readers. For the novel Knjiga o Uni he was awarded the Meša Selimović for the best novel published in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro in 2011, and the European Union Prize for Literature – EUPL in 2013. For the book of poetry Moje rijeke he won the Risto Ratković Award for the best published book of poetry in Ser Risto Ratković bia, B&H, Croatia and Montenegro for the years 2013/2014. His books have been translated into Macedonian, Bulgarian, German, English and French. He works as a journalist and columnist for the Sarajevo magazine BH Dani. He lives in Sarajevo.
Published by Partizanska knjiga: Moje rijeke.