April 22, 1887|
Jagodina, Kingdom of Serbia
|Died||December 22, 1952
|Occupation||Novelist, Short story writer, Dramatist|
She was born on 22 April 1887 in Jagodina. She lived in Kragujevac, but moved to Belgrade after World War I. She worked as a journalist for Beogradske Novosti and, later for Nedeljne Ilustracije. During this time she published many love stories and novels under the pseudonym Mir-Jam. Her work are easy-to-read love stories written in very picturesque style, which brings her constant popularity. The value of her work lies in detailed and realistic representation of every day life in Yugoslavia between the World Wars. Because of this, she was nicknamed Serbian Jane Austen.
She was fluent in Russian and French. Although she frequently wrote about marriage, she was never married. She died in Belgrade on 22 December 1952. Mir-Jam was the sister of writer Stevan Jakovljević.
Mir-Jam enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in Serbia when her novel Ranjeni orao (Wounded Eagle) got adapted into a TV series directed by Zdravko Šotra and was broadcast on RTS between 2008 and 2009. Based on the popularity of Ranjeni orao, the shooting of Greh njene majke, another TV adaptation of Mir-Jam's novel, began on June 26, 2009.
- Ranjeni orao (Wounded Eagle)
- To je bilo jedne noći na Jadranu (One Night On The Adriatic Sea)
- Nepobedivo srce (Invincible Heart)
- Otmica muškarca (Kidnapping Of A Man)
- Greh njene majke (Her Mother's Sin)
- U slovenačkim gorama ( In The Slovenian Mountains)
- Mala supruga (A Little Wife)
- Samac u braku (Married Yet Single)
- Izdanci Šumadije (Origins Of Sumadija)
- Dama u plavom (The Lady in Blue)
- Časna reč muškarca (A Man's Word of Honour)
- Sve one vole ljubav (They all Like Love)
- Devojka sa zelenim ocima (The Girl With Green Eyes)
- Tamo daleko (Somewhere Far Away)
- Emancipovana porodica (Emancipated Family)