Svetlana Velmar-Jankovic
Svetlana Velmar-Janković (Cyrillic: Светлана Велмар-Јанковић, sʋɛ̌tlana ʋɛ̂lmaːr jaːnkɔʋitɕ) is a Serbian
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 novelist, essayist and chronicler of Belgrade
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. She was born in 1933 in Belgrade, Serbia
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, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
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, and educated in Belgrade where she continues to live today.

In her second year at university, she became a journalist. In 1959 she became an editor of contemporary Yugoslav prose and essay compositions at the Prosveta Publishing House. She worked here for many years, becoming, in 1971, a member of the editorial board.

In the meantime she established the Baština Library and, in 1989, became an independent writer.

Her publications include the novels: Ožiljak (1956, second revised edition 1999), Lagum (1990), Bezdno (1995) and Nigdina (2000); an autobiographical novel, Prozraci (2003); two collections of essays Savremenici (1968) and Ukletnici (1993); three collections of short stories Dorćol (1981), Vračar (1994) and Glasovi (1997); the play Knez Mihailo (1994) and book of plays Žezlo (2001); the children’s book Knjiga za Marka (1998); and the prayer book Svetilnik (1998).

She has received numerous awards and prizes for her work, including the Isidora Sekulić
Isidora Sekulic
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, Ivo Andrić
Ivo Andric
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, Meša Selimović
Meša Selimovic
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, Đorđe Jovanović, Borisav Stanković
Borisav Stankovic
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 and Pera Todorović prizes. She won the National Library of Serbia
National Library of Serbia
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 award for most read book of 1992 and the NIN Prize
NIN Prize
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 for novel of the year for Bezdno (1995). For Knjiga za Marka (1998) she won the Neven
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 Prize and Prize of Politikin zabavnik
Politikin zabavnik
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 . She was awarded the 6 April Prize for her life’s work about Belgrade. Other awards include the Mišićev dukat, Ramonda Serbica
Ramonda serbica
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award, and the Stefan Mitrov Ljubiša prize.

Her work is currently published by Stubovi kulture publishing house, Belgrade.
Her work has been translated into English
English language
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, French
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, German
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, Spanish
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, Italian
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, Bulgarian
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, Korean
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 and Hungarian
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