Louise Welsh
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Louise Welsh

Louise Welsh’s internationally award winning The Cutting Room sold into nineteen languages and was adapted for the stage. The Guardian chose Louise as one of Britain s Best First Novelists of 2002 and a woman to watch’ in 2003. In 2004 The Observer included her in a list of eighty people who will ’define the
Michael Shishkin
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Michael Shishkin

Michael Shishkin is one of the most successful Russian authors today. He was born in 1961 in Moscow. He graduated in Linguistics and worked for awhile as a German teacher at school. After that he worked as a journalist for a literary magazine. Shishkin’s wife is Swiss, and since 1995 he has been living in
Zoë Strachan
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Zoë Strachan

Zoë Strachan, one of Scotland’s leading contemporary writers, was born in 1975 and grew up in Kilmarnock. She studied ’Archaeology and Philosophy’, but after she had understood that her degree “held no practical use whatsoever,” so it was her love of reading that persuaded her to study Mlitt in ’Creative Writing’ at the Universities of
Miodrag Raičević
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Miodrag Raičević

Born in Podgorica in 1955, he has been living in Belgrade since 1998. Books of poetry: Emotional Poems and One for Horses (1984); Socks in the Grass (1987); Fat Girls (1990); Keep Your Chin up Snowdrop (1993); Bits and Pieces (1994); The Muses’ Winds (1995) as well as a scrapbook: Playing to Malaparte (2002) Books
Milorad Pavić
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Milorad Pavić

Milorad Pavić (born 15. 10. 1929 in Belgrade, Serbia – Sign Libra, Ascendant Scorpio, Aztec horoscope, Serpent). Serbian prose writer and poet, historian of Serbian litera­ture of XVII – XIX century, expert on Serbian Baroque and symbolistic poetry, translator of Pushkin and Byron, university professor (lectures at New Sorbonne, Vienna, Novi Sad, Freiburg, Regensburg, Belgrade),
Jasmina Mihajlović
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Jasmina Mihajlović

Jasmina Mihajlović was born in Niš, Serbia. She is a fiction writer and a literary critic. She graduated in 1987 from the Faculty of Philology at the Belgrade University – Department of Yugoslav and Foreign Literature. She taught literature in Belgrade secondary schools from 1987; Between 1989-1991 she cooperated with the Institute of Literature and
Ermis Lafazanovski
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Ermis Lafazanovski

Ermis Lafazanovski (1961) is a contemporary Macedonian prose and essay writer. He writes novels, stories and essays from the field of literature and cultural an­thropology studies. His important literary studies: Tradition, Narration, Literature (1996), Text and Mentality (2000), Macedonian Cosmogonic Legends (2001), Anthropological Dialogues (2002). Lafazanovski’s stories have been translated into foreign languages and included
Irena Karpa
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Irena Karpa

Born on 8 December 1980 in Cherkassy, Ukraine. Moved with the family first to Ivano-Frankivsk, then to the small mountain town of Yaremcha in the Carpathians. Attended a school of Arts with the subject of fine arts. In 1998 entered Kyiv National Linguistic University (French Department) and got her master’s degree in philology in 2003.