Dragan Velikić was born in 1953 in Belgrade. He grew up in the Croatian town of Pula on the Adriatic coast. From 1972 until 1976 he studied world literature at the University of Belgrade. From 1991 until 1995 he was a columnist with the independent weekly "Vreme", and from 1995 until the spring of 1999 he was editor-in-chief at the publishing house of the Independent Radio B92 in Belgrade. In March 1999 he began living in exile in Budapest and Vienna. He came back to Belgrade in December 2000. He was a DAAD scholar in Berlin from June 2001 to July 2002. From June 2005 to November 2009, Dragan Velikić was the Ambassador of Serbia in Austria. Now he lives in Belgrade as a freelancer. He has published eight novels: Via Pula
, 1991), Hamsin 51
1993), The North Wall
1995), Dante’s Square
1997), The Case of Bremen
2001), Dossier Domaszewski
2003) and The Russian Window
2007), three books of short stories and five books of essays. His books have been translated into twelve European languages. All his novels have been translated into German. For his last novel The Russian Window
(2007) he received the NIN Award and the Meša Selimović Award in Serbia and the Mitteleuropa Award in Austria. The Serbian version of The Russian Window
has been published in 14 editions and it has sold over 22,000 copies. Dragan Velikic has published around a hundred political essays and articles in the European newspapers and magazines.
Zločin dostojan poštovanja
Izuzetno popularan, ali istovremeno zabranjivan i osporavan u rodnom Iraku, Nasir je boravio deset meseci u samici zbog jedne priče („Naš gospodar kalifa“). Nijedan arapski roman i nijedan arapski pisac nisu prikazali gušenje slobode izražavanja, smrt knjige pod diktatorskim režimima, bezumni gnev modernih tirana i svu tragiku obespravljenosti čoveka i građanina u arapskom svetu onako plastično i svestrano kako je to u svojim bezbrojnim pričama učinio Nasir.
Više o knjizi
"Penelopijada" na sceni Raša Plaović "Narodnog pozorišta" u Beogradu
Na sceni Raša Plaović "Narodnog pozorišta" u Beogradu, u sredu 15. marta, od 20:30 h, biće izvedena gostujuća predstava Centra za kulturu iz Tivta "Penelopijada". Predstavu je režirala Dragana Varagić po tekstu Margaret Atvud, čija je istoimena knjiga objavljena u Geopoetikinoj ediciji "Mitovi", 2005. godine.