Miljenko Jergovic

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Miljenko Jergović (born 1966) is a Bosnian and Croatian writer of prose. He was born in Sarajevo.

Jergovic has established himself as a writer in both Bosnia and Croatia, and his stories and novels have been translated into more than 20 languages. Critics have acclaimed his capability to turn every topic into a story without changing it at all, hence preserving its internal logic.

His more acclaimed works include his debut Opservatorija Varšava (˙Warsaw Opservatory, 1988); Hauzmajstor Šulc (Schultz the Repairman, 2000), both of them poetry works; the novels Sarajevski marlboro (Sarajevo Marlboro, 1994) and the drama Kažeš, anđeo (You say it's an angel, 2000). Since Jergović is also a journalist, he has published a collection of his articles in the acclaimed Historijska čitanka (A reader in history, 1996).

His most recent work, Rabija i sedam meleka (Rabija and seven angels), became a bestseller in Bosnia just days after it was published.

Jergović lives and works in Zagreb.

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