Vladimir Tabasevic is the recipient of this year’s prestigious NIN Award for his book “Zablude Svetog Sebastijana”, the jury has announced today.
Tabasevic is the 65th winner of the NIN Award, and the decision to give him the award was made by a jury comprised of Tamara Krstic, Branko Kukic, Ivan Milenkovic, Marjan Cakarevic and president of the jury, Zoran Paunovic.
Other writers that were shortlisted for the award were Branka Krilovic for her novel “Prekasno”, ” Jelena Lengold for “Odustajanje”, Lana Bastasic for “Uhvati Zeca”, Sasa Savanovic for “Deseti Zivot” and Goran Markovic for “Beogradski Trio”.
The last year’s laureate of the NIN Award was Dejan Atanackovic for the novel “Luzitanija”.
This year’s winner of the NIN Award, Vladimir Tabasevic was born in 1986 in Mostar under the full name Bošnjak Tabašević Vladimir. He studied philosophy in Belgrade.
He published poetry books “Koagulum” (2010), “Tragus” (2011), “Kundak” (2012) and “Hrvatski Kundak” (2014).
His work also found way to contemporary poetry collections including “Prostori i Figure” (2013), “Restart” (2014) and “Troje” (2016).
His first novel “Tiho Tece Misisipi” (publisher Studio Znak, 2015) was published independently and was shortlisted for the NIN Award.
Tabasevic is also the founder and one of the editors of the online magazine Prezupc, which deals with class relations and differences in the society.
He is also the recipient of a regional award for his story “Rat”, given to him at the Biber Festival and the Mirko Kovac Award for the best book by a young author. Vladimir Tabasevic lives in Belgrade.
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