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.
Cadmus Press is about to complete the publication of The Zoran Živković Collection. The series that started in 2016 contains a total of 31 volumes — 11 hardcovers and 20 softcovers. All hardbound editions have already been published. Here are the covers of the 14 softbound editions that appeared so far. The remaining 6 will be brought out soon.
“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
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.
The last generation of the students attending Professor Živković’s creative writing course at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, about to finish their first semester…
Here is the cover of the forthcoming edition of the collection of essays by Professor Ljiljana Pešikan Ljuštanović (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia) — The Herald of the Fifth Force: The Fantastical Fiction of Zoran Živković.