Vida Ognjenović (born 1941 in Dubočke near Nikšić, Montenegro) is a highly esteemed Serbian theatre director, playwright, novelist, short story writer, university professor and diplomat. Her works include the short story collections The Poisonous Dandelion Milk (1994), The Grandfather Clock (1996), The Right Address (2007); the novels A House of Dead Scents (1995), The Adulterers (2006); and a number of plays, such as My Name is Mitar (1984), How to Make the Ruler Laugh (1988), Kanjoš Macedonović (1993), The Girl with Blue-Black Hair (1994), Mileva Einstein (1999), Yegor's Way (2000), Don Krsto (2007). For her literary work she has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Andrić Award (1995), the Branko Ćopić Award (1996), the Karol Szirmay Short Story Award (1996), the Laza Kostić Award for Best Novel (1996), the Paja Marković Adamov Fiction Award (1997), the Ramonda Serbica Award (1998), the Stefan Mitrov Ljubiša Award (1999), and The National Library Award (2007). Her plays and fiction have been translated into English, German, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian and Macedonian.
She is the ambassador of Serbia to Denmark, having previously served as ambassador to Norway. She is also the president of the Serbian PEN Centre.
U užem izboru za književnu nagradu "Zlatni suncokret", koju dodeljuje kompanija "Vital", među šesnaest knjiga našla su se i dva Geopoetikina izdanja: "Ubogi Lazar u gradovima" Roberta Tilija i "Hronika sumnje" Vladislava Bajca. Žiri u sastavu Nikola Strajnić, Dragan Jovanović Danilov i Vladimir Gvozden (predsednik), sačinio je uži izbor kandidata za nagradu nakon razmatranja više od 200 naslova.Dalje