Aleksandar Gatalica

 Aleksandar Gatalica

Novel: The Great War 

ALEKSANDAR GATALICA has published five novels to date. Most significant among them are: The Lines of Life (Linije života) in 1993 (winner of “Miloš Crnjanski” Award and “Giorgio la Pira”, Italy), The Invisible (Nevidljivi) in 2008 (winner of ”Stevan Sremac” Award), and The Great War (NIN award, ”Meša Selimović” Award, National Library of Serbia Award, best selling book in 2013 in Serbia). He has also published five story cycles, including: Mimicries (Mimikrije) in 1996, and Century, One Hundred and One Histories of a Century (Vek, sto jedna povest jednog veka) winner of the prestigous “Ivo Andrić” Award in 1999.

As a translator of Ancient Greek, Gatalica has published translations of Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound, Sophocle’s Oedipus the King and, for the first time into Serbian, the following plays by Euripides: Alcestis, Iphigenia at Aulis and The Bacchae, as well as the last play by Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus. Aleksandar Gatalica is also active as a musician critic and writer. He has commented on music for severals radio programs and a Serbian daily newspaper. As a music writer he has published six books, among them: Rubinstein versus Horowitz (Rubinštajn protiv Horovica) in 1999 and The Golden Age of Pianism (Zlatno doba pijanizma) in 2002. 

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