Teofil Pančić (Serbia)

Teofil Pančić (1965) is a Serbian journalist, columnist and critic whose op-ed pieces are regularly published by the Belgrade-based Vreme and whose critical and analytical texts have been published by numerous prominent journals and newspapers throughout Europe and all over the world. Pančić has also been an editor of Vreme and a political columnist for Radio Slobodna Evropa. In 1999, he received the Jug Grizelj journalist award.

Viktor Bubanj Boulevard (Aleja Viktora Bubnja)

There'll probably be no shortage of readers who would subtitle the Viktor Bubanj Boulevard as a "travelogue of a Yugo-nostalgic and vagabond of the Balkans". Others would call it a collection of stories of the generations from before, during and after the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Still others would focus on the subjects of foreignness and the loss and subsequent search for any kind of familiar, national and personal identity. However, all of them would be won over by Pančić's revolt against the human stupidity that sometimes seeps through the cracks of his pervasive ode to humanity, which the author resolutely defends from the brutality of political ideas and ideologies.

Translation: Tomaž Gerdina

Tomaž Gerdina (1956) is a graduate of Sociology. In 1983-84, he was an independent consultant for education-related statistics at the Statistical Office of the RS. From 1984 to 1990, he worked as a journalist (Radio Slovenija, foreing policy pages at Delo, Teleks). Among other things, Gerdina headed the following projects: Slovenian Business Report for Gospodarski vestnik, Slovenia Weekly for theGovernment Public Relations and Media Office, Flaneur, Facts about Slovenia for the GPRMO, Glas gospodarstva for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia ... He has translated over 15 books from English to Slovene and four from Croatian to Slovene.

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