Ivan Lovrenović

Ivan Lovrenović was born in Zagreb in 1943. He grew up in Mrkonjić-Grad, where he finished elementary school. He went to high school and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He worked in Mrkonjić-Grad as high-school teacher, and in Sarajevo as editor. From 1993 to 1997, he was in exile with his family (Zagreb, Berlin). He lives in Sarajevo. Lovrenović has published some twenty books of prose, cultural and historical studies, essays and chronicles. In 2005, his Selected Works in eight volumes were published (Durieux, Zagreb). His book about cultural history of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Unutarnja zemlja - An Inner Country) has been published in German, English, Hungarian and Czech translation. In 2009, he won Midhat Begić Award given by Bosnian-Herzegovinian PEN and Novi izraz magazine for his essay “Ivo Andrić, Paradox of Silence”.