Mirko Kovač (writer)

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Mirko Kovač
Born (1938-12-26)26 December 1938
Petrovići, Nikšić, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died 19 August 2013(2013-08-19) (aged 74)
Rovinj, Croatia
Occupation Novelist, essayist, screenwriter
Genre Postmodernism

Mirko Kovač (26 December 1938 – 19 August 2013[1]) [1] was a Yugoslav writer.

Kovač was born in the village of Petrovići near Nikšić (at the time in the Drina Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, now in Montenegro).

His works are novels: Gubilište, Moja sestra Elida, Malvina, Ruganje s dušom, Vrata od utrobe (which won him the NIN Prize in 1978), Uvod u drugi život, Kristalne rešetke, Grad u zrcalu, and collections of short stories: Rane Luke Meštrovića i Nebeski zaručnici; collection of essays: Evropska trulež i drugi eseji, Na odru, Cvjetanje mase, Elita gora od rulje; film scripts Okupacija u 26 slika and others. He published Knjiga pisama with Serbian writer Filip David.

He received: Serbian NIN Prize 1978 and Andrić Award 1987, Swedish PEN Tucholsky Award (1993), German Herder Prize (1995), Montenegrin Njegoš Award (2009) and 13th July award (2004), Slovenian Vilenica Award (2003), Croatian Vladimir Nazor Award (2008) etc. He lived in Belgrade but moved to Rovinj, Croatia, his wife's hometown, after Slobodan Milošević came to power.

References

  1. ^ http://www.tportal.hr/kultura/knjizevnost/280968/Umro-Mirko-Kovac.html

Sources

  • Nina Ožegović (12 August 2008). "Mirko Kovač - istarsko utočište majstora kazališne provokacije" [Mirko Kovač - Istrian refuge of the master of theatrical provocation]. Nacional (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  • Mirko Kovač - Pisanje ili nostalgija
  • Mirko Kovač - Danas vidim samo znake pustoši
  • Mirko Kovač - Trinaestojulska nagrada
  • KRITIKA : Mirko Kovač - 'Grad u zrcalu' (Fraktura, 2007.)
  • Mirko Kovač: Rodoljublje opravdava mnoga zla
  • Mirko Kovač: Uvijek ćemo imati mitova za razaranje
  • Occupation, the 27th Picture : Mirko Kovač

External links

  • Mirko Kovač on IMDb
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