January 2016


Vladimir Arsenijević

(b. 1965 in Pula, Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia) is an awarded and internationally acclaimed Serbian writer, translator, editor and publicist. He won the 1994 NIN-award for his first novel In the Hold (U potpalublju) thus becoming the youngest ever recipient of this prestigious prize. This was the very first debut book ever rewarded with this prize. This anti-war book was soon translated into 20 languages and placed Arsenijević almost instantly among the most translated Serbian writers ever. Since then, Arsenijević published seven other novels, graphic novels and books of essays. He is a well known editor who formed and developed the RENDE publishing house, where he worked as its editor in chief from its foundation until 2007. From 2007 until 2011. he ran a Belgrade subsection of a distinguished Croatian publishing house VBZ. His essays and columns are published in both printed and online media all over the region of former Yugoslavia. He is the founder and president of Association KROKODIL which runs one of the most distinguished literary festivals in the region as well as the first continuous Writer-in-Residence program in Belgrade, Serbia. He lives and works in Belgrade.
1. OVO NIJE VESELO MESTO, stories (2014)
2. LET, novel (2013)
3. MINUT, graphic novel (2011)
4. JUGOLABORATORIJA, essays (2009)
5. PREDATOR, novel (2008)
6. IŠMAIL, graphic novel (2004)
7. MEXICO, war diary (2000)
8. ANDJELA, novel (1997)
9. U POTPALUBLJU, novel (1994)

Uglješa Šajtinac

Uglješa Šajtinac (Zrenjanin, 1971), playwright, storyteller, novelist.
He graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Department of Dramaturgy, 1999. Since 2005 teaches dramaturgy at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Novels: “Wonders of Nature” (1993), “Hope lives on the outskirts of a town” (2002), “WALK ON” (2007) and “Quite modest gifts” (2011). Children novels: “Vetruška’s Wasteland” (2006) and “Carne and unholy” (2013). The book recounts: “Being” (1997). Dramas: “Props” (1999), “The right of Russians” (2001), “Do you speak auastralijski?” (2002), “Hudersfild” (2005), “Banat” (2007), “Vetruška’s Wasteland” (2008) and “Flutter of my Lungs” (2009). Dramas by Uglješa Šajtinac were performed, as well as in Serbian, in British and American theaters. Radio dramas: “In the Well” (1998) and “The deacon of the church of the Holy Virgin” (a dramatization of the novel Isidora Sekulic, 1999). After the drama “Hudersfild” was self-titled film (2007). In the drama “Hudersfild” won the Sterija Prize for best original contemporary dramatic text at Sterija Theatre Festival 2005. For his novel “WALK ON!” Won the award Biljana Jovanovic for book of the year. In the novel “quite modest gifts” received the European Prize for Literature, Vital award for Best Book of the Year Award and “Bora Stankovic”.
He lives in Zrenjanin.

Slobodan Šnajder

Slobodan Šnajder (Zagreb, 1948) graduated in philosophy and English at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. He was co-founder and longtime editor of the theater magazine “Prolog”. Longer stays in Germany, Austria and France.
Active in a variety of genres. Fiction published since 1966. From 1969 until today works as a playwright, writing dramatic texts continuously, which can not be said of the performance.
His works were translated and played abroad. Some embodiments Minigolf, 1968, Kamov, smrtopis, 1978, Croatian Faust, 1982, Confiteor, 1984, Bauhaus, 1990, Serpent rejected skin, 1994,
Consolation northern sea, 1997, the white swan, 1999, The Fifth Gospel 2004, The bones in stone / Tito / 2007, My dear Tilla (dolls), 2010, Encyclopedia of lost time, 2011, How auntie saved homeland 2012th
From 1994 to 2014 he was active as a columnist Rijeka’s “Novi list” (Dangerous Liaisons). The choice of the column was published in two books: Cardinal error, Novi list-Adamic, Rijeka in 1999, die beneath the star, Novi list-Adamic, Rijeka 2005th
Selected Works in nine volumes were published in Prometheus, Zagreb 2005-2007.
The last drama text: Luminescence whom the magazine Forum, vol. 1-3, Zagreb 2015.
In 2015 he published the novel The Age of brass, a story about two people in a turbulent historical context before and after the Second World War and the difficult legacy that carried with them.
Guest of Crocodile residence / house for writers in January 2016.


Miroslav Ćurčić

Student of the creative writing course lead by Vladimir Arsenic and Srdjan Srdić.

Željko Bodrožić

Željko Bodrožić
Born in 1970 in Kikinda.
Founder and editor of the weekly “Kikindske”, which is issued since 1998 continuously. Since 2008, the owner of “Kikindske”.
Because of his texts several times convicted in the courts of Serbia financially and drastically panished, and the same was the fate of many colleagues in “Kikindske”. The first journalist in Serbia, which won the lawsuit against the state of the UN Committee for Human Rights in New York (2005), and the two cases before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (2009), in one case along with his colleague Vladislav Vujin, all due to violations of freedom of speech and expression.
2001 winner of NUNS journalism award for ethics and courage “Dusan Bogavac”.
Member of the Independent Association of Serbian Journalists and the Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina.

Marija Pavlović

Born in 1984 in Leskovac, lives and works in Belgrade as a copywriter and the editor of an online magazine. She finished MA studies at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, department: English language and literature. She is the author of the script The Strange Case of Mrs. Jekyll and Dr. Hyde, the short-stories collection Horror stories of everyday life and short stories such as Discopolis, American Dream and Disco Inferno. She is the translator of one of the essays in the collection Politics and Performing Arts by Prof. Dr. Janelle Reinelt and one of the participants in the project Writers for the Future, a Bosnian initiative organized by Balkan Literary Society and supported by United Nations. The story American Dream was one of the top 20 stories at the Croatian Festival of European Short Story, while the collection Horror Stories of Everyday Life was shortlisted for Serbian literary awards Biljana Jovanovic and Dusan Vasiljev. She reads and writes whenever possible.


Jasna Dimitrijević

Jasna Dimitrijević (1979, Negotin), graduated from the Department of Comparative Literature and Theory of Literature. The author of the story collection Recognitions (2015). Literary criticism and fiction have been published in journals and proceedings – Theorem on arrays, Booksa, Beton (Concrete), Ulaznica (Ticket), Zarez, (Comma), Beležnica (Notepad), Nivi Kaos (New Chaos), Arteist, Urbani vračevi (Urban Shamans), Literatura (Literature). Awarded at the regional literary contests (Vranac, Ulaznica, Beležnica). With the story “Wet Feet” (Nasse Füße, 2015) she is represented in the theta of Lichtungen magazine, dedicated to the contemporary Serbian prose. A member of the Biber team, which organizes the competition for the best short story on the theme of reconciliation in BHSC, Albanian and Macedonian language.

Dimitrije Bukvić

Student of the creative writing course lead by Vladimir Arsenic and Srdjan Srdić.

Bojan Babić

Bojan Babić was born in Belgrade in 1977. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology and has published seven books: PLI-PLI (short stories, Literary Youth of Serbia, 1996); Noise in prose (prose poems, Intelekta, Valjevo, 2003), Stories of good fortune (short stories, Treći Trg (Third Square), Belgrade, 2008), Inhuman comedy (novel, AlgoritamMedia, Belgrade, 2010), Girls, be good (omni-novel, Levo krilo (Left wing), Belgrade, 2013 – Award Fund Borislav Pekic) Illegal Parnassus (novel, Levo krill (Left wing), Belgrade 2013), Chaplin’s foot (novel, Left wing, Belgrade 2015).
His stories, poems and newspaper articles were published in magazines and anthologies in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Sweden, Austria, United States, Mexico, Iceland …
He resided in residential programs for writers in Sarajevo and in Gotland (Sweden).


Vule Žurić

Vule Žurić was born in 1969 in Sarajevo. He published six books of stories, nine novels and a book about football (in coautorship-rivalry with Bozo Koprivica). He is author of a dozen radio dramas and winner of several literary awards. Participant of Kikinda Short Festival in 2008, when, for the first time, he sang on stage. He is translated, he translates, he lives in Pančevo.

Vladimir Bulatović

Vladimir Bulatovic was born in Belgrade in 1979. He published a book of stories “Ghosts of Satire” (Press, 2013). He won the European Short Story Festival in Zagreb award (2014). Auhtor of the book of stories “Elvira was dreaming” (KrR, 2015). He is student of the creative writing course lead by Vladimir Arsenic and Srdjan Srdić.

Nemanja Jovanović

Nemanja Jovanović, born in Čačak in 1974.
He has published short stories in magazines Yellow Cab, Student, Severni bunker, Ulaznica, and in collection of stories “If I were Šejn”.
He gets carried away by comics, by books a little and by writing. Nothing serious, just how much he needs to breathe for another day.