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Dubravka Ugrešic

Portrait of author Dubravka Ugrešic
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Dubravka Ugrešic

The novelist, essayist, and literary scholar Dubravka Ugrešic (1949–2023) was born in the former Yugoslavia (Croatia)....

She was the author of seven works of fiction, including The Museum of Unconditional Surrender and Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, along with six collections of essays, including Thank You for Not Reading and Karaoke Culture, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. She has won, or been shortlisted for, more than a dozen international prizes, including the NIN Award, Austrian State Prize for European Literature, Heinrich Mann Prize, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, Man Booker International Prize, and the James Tiptree Jr. Award. In 2016, she received the Neustadt International Prize for Literature (the “American Nobel”) for her body of work.  She lived in Amsterdam.

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