Writer Slobodan Snajder wins regional award for his novel "The Brass Times"

Prominent Croatian writer Slobodan Snajder has won this year's "Mesa Selimovic" regional award for the best work of fiction in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia in 2015.

The jury, chaired this year by writer, literary critic and publicist Mile Stojic, awarded Snajder for his novel "The Brass Times", a story of war and love which begins in the 18th century Germany, at the time of a major famine and emigration, and ends in Yugoslavia in 1945 with the expulsion of ethnic Germans and ethnic cleansing.

The Mesa Selimovic prize, named after the great Yugoslav writer, is one of the most important regional awards in the area of the former Yugoslavia. Among its winners are also Mirko Kovac, Ivica Djikic, Milorad Popovic, Bekim Sejranovic, Miljenko Jergovic, Ludwig Bauer, Marinko Koscec, Faruk Sehic and Filip David.

Last update: Sun, 04/09/2016 - 13:40

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