Jelena Dedeić was born in Belgrade in 1975. She graduated from the Department of Serbian Language and Literature with General Linguistics of the Faculty of Philology. She worked as a teacher of the Serbian language in schools, as a lecturer in the editorial offices of the dailies Danas and Biznis, and since 2003 she has also worked as a translator for the Slovenian language. She has translated various business documents, professional textbooks, children’s encyclopedias and scientific publications. She writes short stories at Hilla creative writing workshop. She began her collaboration with Partizanska knjiga with translations of Tomaž Kosmač’s collection of stories Punk is dead, Ana Schnabl’s books Odvezani and Majstorija, and at the beginning of 2022 she published her first novel #evonaprimerja.
Published by Partizanska knjiga: #evonaprimerja.
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Petar Denchev is a Bulgarian writer and theater director. He graduated in drama directing from NATFA Krastjo Sarafov in 2010, and in 2017 from the master’s program Theater Art. He has received nominations and awards at various competitions for poetry and prose (Development, Svetlostruj, Veselin Hanchev, Extra – Altera). With the novel As a Man He Loves the Woman He Loves, he won the award for the new Bulgarian novel Development in 2007. He later published a collection of stories Stories from the Past (2010, Janet 45) and the novel Silent Sun (2012, Janet 45). He has published stories in Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Slovenian, German and English. He has directed in most major theaters in Bulgaria (Ivan Vazov National Theater, A. Konstantinov Satire Theater, DT S. Bachvarov Varna, DT S. Ognyanov Ruse, DT G. Milev S. Zagora, etc.). He was a playwright at the Stoian Bachvarov Theater in Varna from 2017 to 2018. He has worked on texts by authors such as Edward Albei, Jordi Galseran, Sarah Ruhl, Shakespeare, Mollier, and his latest novel is The Little God of Earthquakes, which was published by Janet 45, a novel that deals with the breakdown of the integrity of life on the trail of lost memories.
Published by Partizanska knjiga: Priče u prošlom vremenu.
Jasna Dimitrijević (1979, Negotin, SFRY) writes short prose and reviews. Some of these get published in regional magazines and anthologies. She has written the short-story collection Prepoznavanja (2015). Works in a bookshop.
Published by Partizanska knjiga: Fibonačijev niz.
Seamus Francis Deane (9 February 1940 – 12 May 2021) was an Irish poet, novelist, critic, and intellectual historian. He was noted for his debut novel, Reading in the Dark, which won several literary awards and was nominated for the Booker Prize in 1996.
Published by Partizanska knjiga: Čitanje u mraku.
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 (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, 2000; Doppelgänger, 2002; Leica format, 2003; After Eight, 2005; Feministički rukopis ili politička parabola, 2006; Sonnenschein, 2007; April u Berlinu, 2009; Belladonna, 2012, and EEG, 2016.
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).
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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.
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 Student, Yellow Cab, Severni bunker, Ulaznica. Milka zbogom, vidimo se sutra is his first novel. Nemanja Jovanović has created the logo of Partizanska knjiga.