The first Japanese edition of The Library is just published (February 2023) by the Tokyo based Seirindo Shobo. The book was translated from the English by Kuri Uzumaki. The cover art was created by Youchan Ito. This is the 21st translated edition of The Library.
A Book Cube in Belgrade
At the Belgrade Book Fair (23–30 October 2022), Zoran Živković’s Serbian publisher, Zavod, is exhibiting at their stand a huge (and heavy!) cube constructed of nearly 500 copies of various editions of his books.
Michael Dirda on “The White Room”
Zoran Živković’s New Book of Fiction
The Cadmus Press English language hardcover edition of Zoran Živković’s new novel The White Room is now published (March 10th, 2022).
This is the 23rd Živković’s book of fiction.
You can find more about it here.
“The Clay Writer”
Zoran Živković’s new non-fiction book, The Clay Writer: Shaping in Creative Writing, another one published by the prestigious Springer, is just out.
This concise volume by the well-known Serbian writer and literary researcher summarizes his decade-long experience of teaching creative writing at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade.
Always offering attendees four good reasons for not attending his course, or, in a broader perspective, discouraging them from professional writing altogether, the author reflects ultimately on what it really takes to become a writer of literary fiction.
This essay, which makes up the first part of this work, is complemented by a selection of witty short stories, forming the second part, and which have been used as templates in the teaching context.
“The Washington Post” on Zoran Živković
“The Zoran Zivkovic Collection” (Cadmus Press). The complete fiction — in 11 volumes — of arguably the most remarkable fabulist since Borges and Calvino. See also “Zivkovic’s First Contact and Time Travel: Selected Essays and Short Stories” (Springer).
Michael Dirda, “The Washington Post”, November 28th, 2018
“First Contact and Time Travel”
Here is the front cover of the new Zoran Živković’s book — First Contact and Time Travel — to be published in early July by the prestigious scientific publisher Springer () in its renown “Science and Fiction” series.
This volume collects both essays and fictional material around two core topics in the long career of the Serbian writer, essayist, researcher, publisher and translator. The first topic – first contact – is chiefly represented by his comprehensive essay on “The Theme of First Contact in the SF Works of Arthur C. Clarke“ and reflected on the literary level with his short stories “The Bookshop“ and “The Puzzle”. Two shorter essays on the second topic – time travel in SF literature – introduce, amongst others, the well-known and fascinating mosaic novel Time Gifts, which skillfully explores the more literary side of the notions of past, present and future. In the annotations the author provides insights into his take on the subjects presented.
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