Saša Stanišić

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Saša Stanišić

Saša Stanišić (born 7 March 1978) is a Bosnian-German writer.[1] He was born in Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and moved to Germany as a refugee of the Bosnian War when he was 14 years old.

He has written an acclaimed novel in German which was published in English under the title How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone. The book won a host of prizes in Germany and abroad, and has been translated into several European languages. The English translation was done by Anthea Bell and won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. It was also adapted for the stage by the Stadtschauspielhaus Graz, where Stanišić was the city’s writer-in-residence.

He has also written the novel Before the Feast (2016), published in English translation by Anthea Bell (Tin House Books).