New Professorship at University of Belgrade

PRESS RELEASE — ZORAN ZIVKOVIC MADE PROFESSOR AT UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE

The Serbian novelist Zoran Zivkovic has been made a professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade, where he will teach Creative Writing.

Zivkovic is the author of many critically-acclaimed fictions, including TIME GIFTS, IMPOSSIBLE ENCOUNTERS, SEVEN TOUCHES OF MUSIC, THE LIBRARY and STEPS THROUGH THE MIST. His most recent novel, THE LAST BOOK, sold out its 20,000-copy first print run within days of release in his native Serbia. His novel THE BRIDGE was the winner of the 2006 Isidora Sekulic Award, named after one of the greatest Serbian female writers and essayists of the 20th century, a major mainstream literary prize. THE BRIDGE was previously short-listed for the NIN Award — Serbia’s major literary award.

Zoran Zivkovic said: “I am delighted I’ll have an opportunity to transfer my writer’s experience to talented students. I am certain we could all benefit from my teaching.”

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