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Ognjen Spahić was born in 1977 in Podgorica, Montenegro. Spahić has published two collections of short stories: Sve to (All That, 2001) and Zimska potraga (Winter Search, 2007). His novel Hansenova djeca (Hansen’s Children, 2004) won him the 2005 Meša Selimović Prize for the best new novel from Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina. To date, Hansenova djeca has been published in French, Italian, Slovenian, Romanian, Hungarian, Macedonian and English by the UK publisher Istros Books
His short story “Raymond is No Longer with Us—Carver is Dead” was included in the anthology Best European Fiction 2011 published by Dalkey Archive Press in the USA. In 2007, he was a writing resident at the University of Iowa's International Writing Program.
Awards and honours
- "Hansen’s Children" London: Istros Books, 2011.
- Zimska potraga [‘Winter Search’]. Zagreb: Durieux, 2007.
- Hansenova djeca [Hansen’s Children’]. Zagreb: Durieux, 2004.
- Sve to [‘All That’]. Ulcinj: Plima, 2001.
- "2007 IWP Participants".
- "Milan Kundera - laureatul din 2011 al Marelui Premiu Ovidius".
- European Commission. "Winners of 2014 European Union Prize for Literature announced at Frankfurt Book Fair - Press Release". Retrieved 11 October 2014.
Ognjen Spahic's novel, 'Hansen's Children' published in English, 2012 http://istrosbooks.com/products/books/hansens-children-2/