SVETISLAV BASARA

Svetislav Basara (1953, Baina Bashta), novelist, short story writer, essesyist and dramatist. He is an author of more than thirty novels, collection of short stories, plays and essays. Winner of many Serbian and international literary awards. After the fifth of october changes in Serbia, he was ambasador of FRY and the state union of Serbia and Montenegro in Cyprus.
For his novel „ The Rise and Fall of the Parkinsson’s disease“ 2007, he was awarded with the NIN award.
His books are translated on English, French, German, Italian, Hungarian, Turkish, Slovenian, Bulgarian, Ukranian...
Svetislav Basara lives in Belgrade.

ROBERT PERIŠIĆ

Robert Perišić (born 1969 in Split, Croatia) has published 7 books. Two collections of short stories (1999, 2002) gave him the initial reputation in Croatia and the neighbouring countries.
His novel 'Our man in Iraq' (2007) won „Jutarnji list“ book award in Croatia and had numerous translations. US edition (2013) was praised by Jonathan Franzen, garnering rave reviews from the likes The New Yorker, PR's "All Things Considered," and The Times Literary Supplement.
Perišić's latest novel "No-Signal Area" (org: Područje bez signala, 2015) had a great critical response and rights are sold in several countries.
Perišić is based in Zagreb.

AYFER TUNÇ

Born 1964 in Adapazarı, Ayfer Tunç was first published whilst still an undergraduate at Istanbul University School of Political Sciences. In 1989 she won the Cumhuriyet’s prestigious Yunus Nadi Short Story Award. After serving as editor-in-chief at Yapı Kredi Publishing between 1999 and 2004, she turned to writing full time. In addition to her work on TV scripts, Tunç has written several novels and short story collections, many of which have been published in other languages. The Aziz Bey Incident, a collection of short stories, was published by UK publisher Istros in 2013. She is a winner of “Balkanika” award in 2003.

FROSINA PARMAKOVSKA

Frosina Parmakovska was born in Skopje, 1985. She graduated on Faculty of Philology „Blaze Koneski“, at the Department of General and comparative literature, in Skopje. She graduated with a master degree at the „Institute of Macedonian literature“.
She has published short stories in literature magazines. Her first novel „Writing the lost spheres“ was released in 2013, by the publishing house Kultura.
In 2014, her second novel „Sour cherry chronicle“ was published by Ili-Ili and it was finalist for the most prestigeous literature award „Novel of the year“ in organization of the daily Utrinski vesnik. This novel was translated in Bulgarian and Ukrainian.
Her third novel „Countdown“ was released in 2017, published by Ili-Ili, Skopje. It won the award „Novel of the year“ for 2017.
She has been a member of WAM since 2017.

JURIJ HUDOLIN

Jurij Hudolin, born in 1973 in Ljubljana, studied Comparative philology and Serbo-Croatian. He has worked as a freelance author and translator since 1995. He was the Editor of the literary journal Apokalipsa and Editor-in-chief of the publishing company VBZ. Jurij Hudolin’s translations include Miljenko Jergović, Drago Glamuzina, Igor Štiks, Zoran Ferić, Branko Čegec, Mile Stojić, Jasmin Imamović, Pavle Goranović, Lucija Stamač, Simo Mraović, Robert Perišić, Miroslav Mičanović, Krešimir Bagić, and others. He was also the Editor of anthologies of recent Croatian, Serbian, and Bosnian poetry. He published several lyric anthologies, two novels, one column-collection, and was the co-author of two screen-plays. His works have been translated into Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Albanian, English... Translations of his texts have appeared in magazines in over twenty languages.

LEJLA KALAMUJIĆ

Born in Sarajevo in 1980 where she still lives. Graduated at the Department of Philosophy and Sociology. She’s the author of the two collection of stories “The Anatomy of a Smile” and “Call Me Esteban”. She is also author of contemporary socially engaged drama “Ogress, or how I killed my family”.
Her second book “Call me Esteban” won “Edo Budiša Award” for best book of short stories, and was a short-listed nominee for the European Literature Prize in 2015. Besides that, Lejla won many literature awards for short stories and was awarded to various residences and fellowships.
Her stories were translated into English, German, French, Slovenian, Polish, Romanian, Albanian... Writes prose, essays and reviews in various magazines and on web portals in B&H and EX-YU countries.