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Vladimir Arsenijevic

VLADIMIR ARSENIJEVIĆ (Pula, 1965)

His first novel, In the Hold (the first part of a planned tetralogy Cloaca Maxima) was published in 1994. The book received the NIN Award for novel of the year. In the Hold was translated into twenty languages, while the theatre play of the same name, based on this cult novel of 1990s Serbia, received the Sterija Award in 1997. His next novel Angela, the second installment in the Cloaca Maxima cycle, was published in 1997. From 2000 to 2007 Arsenijević was the director of the Belgradebased publisher Rende. Afterwards, he was employed as the editor of the Belgrade department of the Zagreb-based publisher VBZ, a position he held until spring of 2011. He is the founder of the regional literary festival Krokodil and the editor of the publishing project Reflector — Books to Listen To. He is a regular columnist and has contributed essays to many regional printed and electronic media. Lives in Belgrade.