Surprise Guest

Get acquainted with our surprise guest during the first evening of 16th edition of short story festival Kikinda Short!


Ana Marija Grbić was born in Belgrade, where she lives and works. She is currently in her final year of doctoral studies at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. She is the author of three collections of poetry: “Da, ali nemoj se plašiti” (Yes, but don’t be afraid), “Venerini i ostali bregovi” (Venus and Other Hills) and “Zemlja 2.0” (Earth 2.0), one oral biography “Idoli i poslednji dan” (Idols and the Last Day) and a collection of stories “Srneća leđa” (Deer’s Back). She is a mentor of creative writing of the workshop O / Freedom of hands. She is the founder of the literary organization ARGH and the editor of ARGH electronic and audio books. She works at the Radio Television of Serbia and she is a member of the jury for various literary awards. She has stayed at many literary residencies in the country and abroad. Apart from writing, she is also engaged in naive painting.

Photo: Ana Batrićević


Saša Ćirić (1975) graduated from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. He works at Radio Belgrade 2, where he follows post-Yugoslav and Balkan literature. Literary critic of the weekly Novosti from Zagreb since 2009. He was the editor of Beton, a supplement to the daily Danas (June 2006 – December 2018). He has published books of literary criticism and comparative analysis: “Užici hermeneutike” (The pleasures of hermeneutics) (Gradska biblioteka „Žarko Zrenjanin“, Zrenjanin, 2009), “Ujed istorije” (The bite of history) (Plima, Ulcinj, 2009), “Ne Uzimaj me u usta – kritika zajedljivog uma” (Don’t take me in your mouth – a critique of the caustic mind) (Sandorf, Zagreb, 2016) and “Novi ljudi” (New People) (between retro-utopia and neo-historical farce) (Cultural Center of Novi Sad, 2020). He published the book Radio Drama and Drama: “Tri radio drame” (Three Radio Dramas) (author’s edition, Belgrade, 2015) and “Dalekovod” (Transmission line) (KPZ Beton, 2017). He published the book of film analyzes “Vilinska igra u Svetoj šumi” (Fairy Game in the Holy Forest) (House of Culture “Student City”, Belgrade, 2021).