Dubravka Ugresic

Dubravka Ugresic

Dubravka Ugresic was born in 1949 in Croatia. She worked for twenty years at the Institute for Theory of Literature at Zagreb University, successfully pursuing parallel careers as a writer and a literary scholar. She has published both novels and books of essays. Ugresic’s essays have appeared in American (Context, The Hedgehog Review) and European newspapers and magazines (Vrij Nederland, Die Zeit, Die Welt Woche and many others). She teaches occasionally at American and European universities. Her books have been translated into more then twenty languages and she has received several major European literary awards, Dubravka Ugresic was born in 1949 in Yugoslavia. She has published both novels and books of essays. Her books have been translated into more then twenty languages and she has received several major European literary awards, including the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, known as the ‘American Nobel’, in 2016. She was also a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2009. She is now based in Amsterdam. She is now based in Amsterdam and works as a freelance writer.