Hansen’s Children

Ognjen Spahić

Translated by Will Firth

Istros Books



ISBN: 9781908236081


Publication date: 14 May 2012



Ognjen Spahic was born in 1977 in Podgorica, Montenegro. He is the best-known member of the young generation of Montenegrin writers to have emerged since the collapse of former Yugoslavia. Spahic 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 Mesa Selimovic Prize for the best new novel from Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina. It also won the 2011 Ovid Festival Prize, an award for literature translated into Romanian. To date, Hansenova djeca has been published in Slovenian, Romanian, Hungarian and Macedonian editions. Spahic’s short stories have been translated into Czech, Greek, Turkish, Romanian, Bulgarian, English, Albanian and German. 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. Spahic lives in Podgorica.