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Miljenko Jergović

Miljenko Jergović is a Bosnian and Croatian writer and journalist. One of the most significant Balkan writers of his generation, his writing is celebrated throughout Europe, and his work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He has received numerous literary awards, both domestic and foreign. His landmark collection of stories Sarajevo Marlboro received the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize, and his poetry collection Warsaw Observatory received the Goran Prize for young poets and the Mak Dizdar Award. Mama Leone won the highly regarded Premio Grinzane Cavour for the best foreign book in Italy in 2003. And in 2012, he received the Angelus Central European Literature Award for his book Srda Sings At Dusk On Pentecost. Jergović currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.

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