/ Mart 2013




Ognjen Spahić was born in Podgorica, Montenegro (then part of Yugoslavia) in 1977.

He published two books of short stories, “Sve to” (Plima, Ulcinj 2001) and “Zimska potraga” (Durieux, Zagreb, 2007). For the novel “Hansenova djeca” (Durieux, Otvoreni kulturni forum, Zagreb/Cetinje 2004) he received the “Meša Selimović Prize” in 2005 for the best novel published in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. For the same novel he received the international literary award “Ovid Festival Prize” for 2011. This award is given to translated literature published in Romania. So far, the novel “Hansenova djeca” has been published in French, English, Italian, Slovenian, Romanian, Hungarian, Albanian and German languages. Ognjen Spahić’s short story “Rejmond je mrtav, Karver je umro, rekoh” was selected for the annual anthology “Best European Fiction 2011” published by Dalkey Archive Press from Chicago.

Ognjen Spahić lives in Podgorica, Montenegro.