Welcome to the website of David Albahari, a writer and translator from Serbia who currently lives in Canada. This website contains information about his biography and bibliography; new and old stories, essays and interviews, as well as the details of his future participation in the literary events in Europe and North America.

David Albahari (1948), a writer and translator from Serbia, has published nine collections of short stories and eleven novels in Serbian, including Leeches (novel, 2005) and Shadows (short stories, 2006)...

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Calendar 2015

  • 10 - 15. Booksa Zagreb
  • 19. Sombor
  • 25. Vršac
  • 26. Novi Sad
  • 25-31. Sajam knjiga u Beogradu
  • 2. Cultural Centre Novi Sad, opening of the exhibition “The antilogistics of picture”
  • 12. Bookshop Plato Belgrade, talk about “The Free World”, a novel by young Canadin writer David Bezmozgis
  • 23. Sremska Mitrovica
  • 30. Kikinda
  • 12. Beograd - Otvaranje izložbe „Antilogika slike“ galerija Kanvas
  • 1 - 6. Zagreb


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Best Translated Book Award 2012

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Assorted texts

It is not easy to be a firefly, she whispered to the napkin. Then her shoulders began to shake with sobs, and the barman had to call a cab to take her home. He gave her a sack of peanuts for the road, and while she licked the salt from the big nuts and stared at the shimmering neon lights, Eva promised herself that she would go back and start over again.