Photo: Robert Goddyn
Serbia, 1948
writer and translator

David Albahari

David Albahari is a writer and translator. He studied English language and literature at the University of Belgrade and published his first collection of short stories, Porodično vreme (Family Time), in 1973. Among the collections and novels that followed, Mamac (Motherland, 1996) and Kontrolny punkt (Point of Control, 2011) stand out. He also translated contemporary British, American and Canadian works by Margaret Atwood, V.S. Naipaul and Vladimir Nabokov into Serbian. Albahari, who had to flee Serbia in 1994, lives in Calgary, Canada.

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Part III. The Anatomy of Loss

The Quest for Life

2 November 2003 9.20 - 22.00 Tilburg University