Svetislav Basara
Svetislav Basara (born December 21, 1953 in Bajina Bašta
Bajina Bašta
Bajina Bašta is a town located in the western mountains of Serbia. The town lies in the valley of the Drina River at the eastern edge of Tara National Park...

, Yugoslavia
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
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, today Serbia
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) is a contemporary Serbian
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 author. In addition to writing, he was politically active through Democratic Christian Party of Serbia (DHSS) and also had a diplomatic stint.

He is the author of more than twenty literary works, including novels, story collections, and essays. He has received numerous Serbian literary awards, and his novel Fuss about Cyclists (Fama o biciklistima) is considered by his countrymen to be one of the ten best novels of the last decade.

He received the NIN Prize
NIN Prize
The NIN Prize is a Serbian literary award established in 1954 by NIN magazine and is an given annually for the best newly published novel in Serbian literature . The award is presented every year in January by a jury of writers...

for the best novel published in Serbia in 2006 for the novel 'Uspon i pad Parkinsonove bolesti' (The Rise and Fall of Parkinson's Disease).

For a few years in the 2000s, Basara was the Serbian ambassador to Cyprus.

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