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Albahari, David
  • Albahari, David

  • Date of birth: March 15, 1948
  • Born: in Peć, Serbia.

  • Description: 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).

    His collection of short stories Description of Death won the Ivo Andrić award for the best book of short stories published in Yugoslavia in 1982. His novel Bait won the NIN award for the best novel published in Yugoslavia in 1996, as well as the Balcanica Award and Berlin Bridge Prize. His books have been translated into sixteen languages.

    David Albahari has translated into Serbian many books by contemporary British, American, Australian and Canadian authors, including stories and novels by S.Bellow, I.B.Singer, T.Pynchon, M. Atwood, V.S.Naipaul and V.Nabokov. He has also translated plays by Sam Shepard, Sarah Kane, Caryl Churchill and Jason Sherman.

    He is a member of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts.

    In 1994 he moved to Calgary, Canada, with his wife and two children. They still live there.

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