Mirko Kovač (writer)

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Mirko Kovač
Born (1938-12-26)26 December 1938
Petrovići, Nikšić, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died 19 August 2013(2013-08-19) (aged 74)[citation needed]
Rovinj, Croatia
Occupation Novelist, essayist, screenwriter
Genres Postmodernism

Mirko Kovač (26 December 1938 – 19 August 2013) [1] was a Montenegrin, Croatian, and Serbian writer.

Kovač was born in the village of Petrovići near Nikšić (at the time in the Drina Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, now in Montenegro).

His works are novels: Gubilište, Moja sestra Elida, Malvina, Ruganje s dušom, Vrata od utrobe (which won him the NIN Prize in 1978), Uvod u drugi život, Kristalne rešetke, Grad u zrcalu, and collections of short stories: Rane Luke Meštrovića i Nebeski zaručnici; collection of essays: Evropska trulež i drugi eseji, Na odru, Cvjetanje mase, Elita gora od rulje; film scripts Okupacija u 26 slika and others. He published Knjiga pisama with Serbian writer Filip David.

He received: Serbian Andic prize 1987, Swedish PEN Tucholsky Award (1993), German Herder Prize (1995), Montenegrin Njegoš Award (2009) and Trinaestojulska award (2004), Slovenian Vilenica Award (2003), Croatian Vladimir Nazor Award (2008) etc. He lived in Belgrade but moved to Rovinj, Croatia, his wife's hometown, after Milošević came to power.

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