Ivan Vladislavic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ivan Vladislavić
Born
Ivan Vladislavić

(1957-09-17) September 17, 1957 (age 63)
NationalitySouth African, Croatian
OccupationAuthor, editor, professor

Ivan Vladislavić (born 17 September 1957) is a South African author, editor and professor of Croatian origin.[1][2]

Vladislavić's style is postmodern, intermingling fantasy with historic events, imbuing history with symbolic meanings both within a South African context and beyond. He is the author of The Folly (1993), Double Negative (2013), The Restless Supermarket (2014), 101 Detectives (2015) and The Distance (2019).

He has worked as an editor for Ravan Press and Staffrider magazine, and compiled the commemorative anthology Ten Years of Staffrider with Andries Oliphant.

He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.[3]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels (fiction)[edit]

  • The Folly (1993; Archipelago Books, 2015; And Other Stories, 2015)
  • The Restless Supermarket (David Krut Publishing, 2001; And Other Stories, 2014)
  • The Exploded View (Random House, 2004, 2017; Archipelago Books, 2017)
  • Double Negative (2011; And Other Stories, 2013)
    • Originally published in a joint project, alongside 300 photos from photographer David Goldblatt, under the title TJ/Double Negative (2010)[4]
  • A Labour of Moles (2012)
    • Illustrated novella designed by Sunandini Banerjee
  • The Distance (2019; Archipelago Books, 2020)

Collections[edit]

Essays & Nonfiction[edit]

  • Willem Boshoff (David Krut Publishing, 2004), extended essay on the work of conceptual artist Willem Boshoff
  • The Loss Library (2012)
    • A hybrid work blending "essay, fiction and literary genealogy"[4]

Interviews[edit]

  • Steyn, Jan, "Interview with Ivan Vladislavić," The White Review, August 2012 [1]
  • De Kok, Ingrid, "Ivan Vladislavić: The Restless Supermarket," World Literature Today, January 2002
  • De Vries, Fred, "Joburg’s ambiguity mirrored in Portrait," The Weekender, 9 September 2006
  • Jooste, Pamela, "In Conversation with Ivan Vladislavić," LitNet, March 2005 [2]
  • Warnes, Christopher, "Interview with Ivan Vladislavić," Modern fiction studies, 46 (1) Spring, 2000: pp 280.
  • Interview with Ivan Vladislavić on The Ledge, an independent platform for world literature. Includes excerpt and audio.

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ivan Vladislavić". And Other Stories. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c MacKenzie, Craig (20 May 2011). "Vladislavic: Take two". The M&G Online. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Staff - Wits University". University of Witwatersrand. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Ivan Vladislavic - Books". Ivan Vladislavic. 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Prize Citation for Ivan Vladislavić". Windham–Campbell Literature Prize. February 24, 2015. Archived from the original on February 26, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015.

External links[edit]