Vladimir Pištalo

Vladimir Pištalo (1960) is one of the most important contemporary Serbian writers. Collections of short stories – Picture book (Slikovnica, 1981), Manifests (Manifesti, 1986), Nights (No?i, 1986), The End of a Century (Kraj veka, 1990), Stained Glass in the Memory (Vitraž u se?anju, 1994), Stories from All Around the World (Pri?e iz celog sveta, 1997). Storiettes: Alexandrida (Aleksandrida, 1999), Corto Maltese. Novels: A Millennium in Belgrade (Milenijum u Beogradu, 2001), Venice (Venecija, 2011), Tesla, A Portrait with Masks (Tesla, portret me?u maskama, 2008). Novel Tesla, A Portrait with Mask made an unforgettable success in Serbia – after NIN’s award, and Prize of Serbian National Library for the most read book. Since its publication, it has been one of the best sold books in Serbian market, it is in the classbooks for primary school and gymnasium, it has been successfully published in all Ex-Yugoslav republics. In the United States, he has experienced two editions, like the 11th translation of this piece into one of the foreign languages. At the end of 2011, a special sound edition appeared in the interpretation of the actor Peter Bozovic, and in 2015 as a sound book on English for American readers / listeners, read by famous actor L. J. Ganser. In addition to these works, Pištalo is also the author of two unusual literary-biographical books – Aleksandrida, about the life of Alexander Makedonski, and the novel Korto Maltese. In the release of Agora (2009 and 2010), the “Selected Works” of this writer were published. Translated books: Manifesti/ Manifests (French); Milenijum u Beogradu/ Millennium in Belgrade (French, Italian, German, Macedonian and Bulgarian); Tesla, portret me]u maskama/ Tesla, A Portrait with Masks (English, Russian, French, Macedonian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian, Romanian, Turkish); Aleksandrida/ Alexandrida (Slovenian). As a translator, he received the “Miloš ?uri?” award for the translation of Charles Simic`s poetry. He lives in America where he teaches world and American history at the University of Wusters, Massachusetts.

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