Jelena Lengold

Jelena Lengold
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Short-story collection - Fairground Magician

Jelena Lengold is a storyteller, novelist and a poet. She has published six books of poetry, one novel (Baltimore, 2003, 2011) and four books of stories, including Pokisli lavovi (Rain-soaked Lions, 1994), Lift (1999) and Vašarski mađioničar (The Fairground Magician, 2008, 2009). The latter collection won her the European Union Prize for Literature, 2011. She has been represented in several anthologies of poetry and stories, and her works have been translated into several languages. Lengold worked as a journalist and an editor for ten years in the cultural department of Radio Belgrade and subsequently worked as a project coordinator in the Conflict Management programme of Nansenskolen Humanistic Academy in Lillehammer, Norway. She now lives in Belgrade, where she works as a freelance journalist and writer.

Fairground Magician was published by Istros Books in Sept. 2013, translated by Celia Hawkesworth