Ten novels have been shortlisted for the 2020 NIN Book of the Year Award. The name of the 66th winner of the NIN Award will be announced on January 20th, around noon.
Elvedin Nezirovic with the novel “Ništa lakše od umiranja” (published by Laguna), Stevo Grabovac with “Mulat albino komarac” (published by Imprimatur) and Vidosav Stevanovic with the book “Paučina” (published by the Official Gazette) are all competing for the award.
Among the ten shortlisted books are Slobodan Tisma’s novel “Grozota ili…” (Čarobna knjiga), and “Čvor na omči” by Draško Sikimić (Lom).
Ana Vuckovic is the only female writer competing for the award with her novel “Yugoslav” (Partizanska knjiga).
“Bliblija” by Nenad Racković is another title that is shortlisted along with Milenko Bodirogić’s “Po šumama i gorama” (published by Orfelin), Saša Ilić (Orfelin) with “Pas i kontrabas” and the novel by Nemanja Jovanović “Rudi” (Partizanska knjiga).
The jury that will decide on the winner comprises Branko Kukic, Ivan Milenkovic, Marjan Cakarevic, Marija Nenezic and Teofil Pancic (head juror).
Last year’s winner was Vladimir Tabasevic for his novel “Zabluda Svetog Sebastijana”.
NIN Book of the Year was awarded for the first time in 1954 and the first winner was Dobrica Cosic for his novel “Koreni”.
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