Bosnia and Herzegovina

We are happy to introduce the following jury members for Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Faruk Šehić, writer and EUPL 2013 laureate, President of the jury

Edin Salčinović, writer, literary critic and culture editor (Oslobodjenje)

Nenad Rizvanović, writer, literary critic and editor

Tanja Stupar-Trifunović, writer and EUPL 2016 laureate

Đorđe Krajišnik, literary critic and journalist (Oslobodjenje & Магазин Дани/Magazin Dani)


Faruk Šehić

Faruk Šehić was born in 1970 in Bihac. Until the outbreak of war in 1992, Šehić studied Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb. However, at 22 he voluntarily joined the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in which he led a unit of 130 men as a lieutenant. After the war he studied literature and, since 1998, has created his own literary works. He is regarded as one of the most gifted young writers in the former Yugoslavia, a shining light of the so-called “knocked-over generation”. His debut novel Knjiga o Uni (2011; translated as Quiet Flows the Una) was awarded the European Union Prize for Literature in 2013, and was published in 14 countries. Based in Sarajevo, Faruk works as a columnist and journalist for the respected political magazine BH Dani.

Edin Salčinović

Edin Salčinović was born in Sarajevo on April 13, 1988. He studied at Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo. He is editor of the cultural section in daily newspaper Oslobođenje. During Literary Studies, he specialized in Theory of the Novel. He published several short stories and novellas, theoretical essays and literary criticism in web portals e-novine and Strane, and in magazines Beton, (sic!), Život, Dani... He also writes theatre criticism.

Nenad Rizvanović

Nenad Rizvanović was born in Osijek in 1968. He completed his studies of Croatian language and literature at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb and in 2019 completed his PhD at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zadar with the thesis “Poststructural Analysis of the Role of Reader”. He teaches courses on publishing at Faculty of Philosophy in Rijeka. He has been publishing literary criticism and prose since 1985. He edited panel at Zagreb Library called Literary Friday (1997-2001) and was one of the selectors of the leading Croatian Festival of Alternative Literature in early 2000s. He is editor at Naklada Ljevak, Editor in Chief of “Journal” (Literature Magazine, Zagreb). He is a member of the Croatian Writers Society and PEN of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He lives and works in Zagreb.

Tanja Stupar Trifunović

Tanja Stupar Trifunović published five volumes of poetry, one volume of short stories and two novels. Her works were awarded and translated into English, German, French, Polish, Slovenian, Danish, Swedish, Macedonian, Czech, Hungarian, Bulgarian and Spanish language. Poetry book O čemu misle varvari dok doručkuju (“What are barbarians are thinking about while having breakfast“) was short-listed for the ProCredit Bank Literature Award for East and Southeast Europe and awarded with one-month stay in Vienna, Austria. For her first novel Satovi u majčinoj sobi (“Clocks in my mother’s room“) she won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2016.

Đorđe Krajišnik

Đorđe Krajišnik is a literary critic and a journalist at the Oslobođenje daily newspaper and the Dani magazine. In October 2017, he worked as a resident for the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel. His literary critiques and other texts have been published in magazines and on websites across the Yugosphere. His publications have been translated into English, German and Albanian. He reviewed and edited several books.