Writer Neven Ušumović presented in Novi Sad

place: Novi Sad, Serbia
organiser: CK13
Umag based writer Neven Ušumović presented his latest book Birds of Paradise and 'Lapis Histriae' literary contest for short story on Sunday at the Youth Center CK13 in Novi Sad. The presentation was moderated by activist and writer Bojan Krivokapić.

NEVEN UŠUMOVIĆ (CROATIA) was born in 1972 in Zagreb and grew up in Subotica. He graduated in philosophy, comparative literature and Hungarian studies from the University of Zagreb.

His publications include collections of short stories “7 mladih” (“The 7 Young”, 1997), “Makovo zrno” (“Poppy Seed”, 2009), and “Rajske ptice (“Birds of Heaven”, 2012), and a “short-lived novel” “Ekskurzija” (“Excursion”, 2001).

He won critical acclaim for collections of short stories: 7 mladih (1997), Makovo zrno (2009), Rajske ptice (2012), and a “short-lived novel” Ekskurzija (2001).

In 2009, his short story “Vereš” was included in Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction Anthology edited by Aleksandar Hemon. Ušumović translated the works of Béla Hamvas, Ferenc Molnár, Péter Esterházy, and Ádám Bodor. Together with Stjepan Lukač and Jolán Mann he edited an anthology of contemporary Hungarian short story “Zastrašivanje strašila” (“Scaring the Scarecrow”, 2001). He works as a librarian in Umag.

(D.H., 21.11.2012)