Miodrag Kojadinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Миодраг Којадиновић, pronounced [mǐodraɡ kojadǐːnoʋit͡ɕ], born 1961) is a Canadian-Serbian poet, linguist, interpreter, translator, prose writer, and theoretician of gender and sexuality.
He completed his academic education in Canada, Serbia, and Hungary, worked in three embassies, in the media in Canada and Holland, carried out research at Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Oslo University. Since 2005 he has been teaching in the People’s Republic of China, where he also uses an unofficial Chinese version of his name: 妙谠 (simplified Mandarin; in pinyin: Miào Dǎng; lit. "Merciful Counsel" or "Generous Advice"), first at Guangxi University in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, then at a colégio in Macau, and since 2012 at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong Province.
Miodrag Kojadinović is a polyglot and writes in English, Serbian, Dutch, and French and speaks two dozen other European and Asian languages.
He is best at short forms, focusing on short stories about localities, e.g. Macau, in a collection by global lusophone and China-based authors (published in three identical books in Chinese, Portuguese, and English) where he won the 1st prize in English, the Savamala old district of Belgrade (in Serbian), Shanghai (in English), or Pamplona (in Serbian), travellogues on Venice, Manila, Malacca, Vietnam, etc., and especially poetry (including short forms such as haiku, e.g. in Chiaroscuro for Ars Poetica); he has also published erotica and academic writing.
His work has appeared in the US, Serbia (in Serbian and Hungarian), Canada, Russia, the Netherlands (in Dutch and English), Slovenia, Spain, India, Mainland China, Germany, Macau, France, Montenegro, the UK, Australia, and Croatia.
He has also edited the first GLBT studies reader in Serbian (Čitanka istopolnih studija, 2001), the first major work on queer and gender non-standard issues in Belgrade (next collection of papers with the same topic was published only in 2009, referencing Čitanka). Even though in his own writings Miodrag Kojadinović rejects social (de)constructivism of the 1990s and defends the idea of an essentialist Queer identity throughout history, the Reader contains both sides of the discourse, allowing the Serbian public to explore the concepts in Serbian for the first time.
His nomadic life between continents/countries is the topic of the documentary Double Exit (director Kim Meijer's graduation work for her MA course at the Utrecht School of the Arts), shown at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) as a part of an omnibus by the students graduating in Media Production in 1996, as well as at events in Budapest and Belgrade.
Selected published works
- Ford, Michael, ed. (1996). Best Gay Erotica, 1996. Cleis Press. ISBN 978-1-57344-052-3.
- Hardeman, Rick, ed. (1998). Leuke Jongens, 2e druk. Prometheus. ISBN 978-90-5713-311-4.
- Sheppard, Simon, ed. (April 2000). Rough Stuff: Tales of Gay Men, Sex, and Power. Alyson Publications. ISBN 978-1-55583-520-0.
- Land, Kevin, ed. (June 2000). Unlimited Desires: An International Anthology of Bisexual Erotica. BiPress. ISBN 978-0-9538816-0-4.
- Brown, Angela, ed. (2004). Mentsh: On Being Jewish and Queer. Alyson Publications. ISBN 978-1-55583-850-8.
- Maderas, Linda, ed. (2005). Pažnja, dečaci rastu!. SIL. ISBN 978-86-83483-44-0.
- Bobić, Mirjana, ed. (2011). Antidepresiv. Ganeša klub. ISBN 978-86-84371-17-3.
- das Letras, Rota, ed. (2013). Não há AMOR como o primeiro. PraiaGrande Edições. ISBN 978-99965-950-2-8.
- The, Script Road, ed. (2013). First Things First. PraiaGrande Edições. ISBN 978-99965-950-1-1.
- First There Was a Letter/Prvo je stiglo jedno pismo, Labris, 2005
- Semi-annual Report, No. 1, Campaign Against Homophobia; 1998
- Sosialantropologisk institutt, Universitetet i Oslo, Gjestestipendiater 2002 
- Rough Stuff: Tales of Gay Men, Sex, and Power, ed. Simon Sheppard, Alyson, 2000
- Mentsh: On Being Jewish and Queer, ed. Angela Brown, Alyson Publications, 2004
- Mr Dejan Vukićević, DELO (1955-1992): Bibliografija, Institut za književnost i umetnost, Narodna biblioteka Srbije, Matica srpska, Beograd 2007 
- Symposion, Újvidék [Novi Sad], December 1997 
- РИСК Альманах: Западная лирика, Дмитрий Кузьмин, 2002
- Leuke Jongens, Ooievaar/Prometheus, Amsterdam, 1997 (reprint 1998)
- http://catalogo.fsancho-sabio.es/Record/289200/Details. Retrieved 2013-11-02. Missing or empty
- (Press release) http://www.haliterature.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/HAL_MKU_PRESS_RELEASE.pdf. Retrieved 2013-11-02. Missing or empty
- Por: Rita Marques Ramos. "Livro de Contos trilingue do I Festival Literário de Macau já à venda". Hoje Macau. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
- Name * (2013-09-15). "Rezultati konkursa-Bijela 2012". Konkursi regiona. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
- Unlimited Desires: An International Anthology of Bisexual Erotica, ed. Kevin Land, BiPress, 2000
- Udruga Kurs (2010-12-17). "excerpt from a writing on a residence in Croatia". Udrugakurs.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "Teme: Casopis za drustvene nauke, Univerzitet u Nišu 1/2009" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "Pride HU 1999 Programok".[dead link]
- "e.g. in The Writers Block magazine". Issuu.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- May 2, 2012 (2012-05-02). "A lake in Southern China". Theapplicant.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "Signs of Our Times (The Movie, HD)". Vimeo.com. 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- Vetar po ocu, Frankfurt am Main 2012, in Serbian
- First There Was a Letter/Prvo je stiglo jedno pismo, Labris 2005, in English
- РИСК Альманах: Западная лирика (RISK Almanach: Western Lyrics) by Дмитрий Кузьмин, 2002 (ISBN 5-900506-98-3) in Russian
- Eurogames 2000, Zurich, Kulturagenda, in German
- Semi-annual Report, No. 1 by The Campaign Against Homophobia; January–June 1998, in Serbian
- "Na vodama vavilonskim" (By the Rivers of Babylon), Vreme weekly, Belgrade, 3 August 1992, in Serbian
- on translation of Pessoa's Antinous to Serbian
- on contribution to defining LGBT terminology in Serbian
- 30 Anni di movimento GLBT in Italia in Italian
- List of some of Miodrag Kojadinović's publication on the National Library of Australia site