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DATABASE: BCMS

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Here you'll find a running list of literary translations published from BCMS into English. In the rare case I have included authors writing in, say, German (as with Saša Stanišić), but who remain central in the archive of literature from the former Yugoslavia. I'm omitting self-translations for the time being (may create a separate list). Please feel free to contact me and help correct any oversight.


As the list reflects, there would be very few translations from BCMS into English without small publishers. This is in part an ode to them.


2025

A Tomb for Boris Davidovich by Danilo Kiš, tr. Duška Mikić-Mitchell, Dalkey Archive

The Rise and Fall of Parkinson's Disease by Svetislav Basara, tr. Randall A. Major, Dalkey Archive

Underground Barbie by Maša Kolanović, tr. Ena Selimović, Sandorf Passage


2024

A Muzzle for Witches by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Open Letter Books

Anomaly by Andrej Nikolaidis, tr. Will Firth, Peirene Press

August After Midnight by Luka Bekavac, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Fraktura

Celebration by Damir Karakaš, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Two Lines Press

Cloud the Color of Skin by Nebojša Lujanović, tr. Ena Selimović, Fraktura

Last Night by Sven Popović, tr. Vinko Zgaga, Dalkey Archive

Since I Bought A Swan by Tanja Stupar-Trifunović, tr. Petar Penda, Rare Swan Press

Sons, Daughters by Ivana Bodrožić, tr Ellen Elias-Bursać, Seven Stories Press

The Brass Age by Slobodan Šnajder, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Headline

The Culture of Lies by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, 2nd edition, Open Letter Books

Theory of Sorrow by Slavenka Drakulić, tr. Vladislav Beronja, Fraktura

Water, Spiderweb by Nada Gašić, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Sandorf Passage


2023

Balkan Bombshells: Contemporary Women’s Writing from Serbia and Montenegro, tr. Will Firth, Istros Books

Battle Songs by Daša Drndić, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, New Directions

Daddy Issues by Dino Pešut, tr. Vladislav Beronja, Fraktura

Harmattan by Ivan Sršen, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Abibiman

Kindness Separates Night from Day by Marija Dejanović, tr. Vesna Marić, Sandorf Passage (poetry)

Lend Me Your Character by Dubrakva Ugresic, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Michael Henry Heim, and Ellen Elias-Bursać, Open Letter

Let's Go Home, Son by Ivica Prtenjača, tr. David Williams, Istros Books

My Rivers by Faruk Šehić, tr. S.D. Curtis, Istros Books

Sweetlust by Asja Bakić, tr. Jennifer Zoble, Feminist Press

The Politics of Hope by Dubravka Djurić, tr. Biljana Obradović, Roof Books (poetry)

The Story of a Man Who Collapsed Into His Notebook by Ivana Sajko, tr. Rachael Daum, Fraktura


2022

A Cat at the End of the World by Robert Perišić, tr. Vesna Marić, Sandorf Passage

Body Kintsugi by Senka Marić, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Peirene Press

Initial Coordinates by Monika Herceg, tr. Marina Veverec, Sandorf Passage (poetry)

Love Novel by Ivana Sajko, tr. Mima Simić, V&Q Books

Neon South by Marko Pogačar, tr. Mirza Purić, Sandorf Passage

Radio Siga by Ivan Vidak, tr. Matt Robinson, Sandorf Passage

Thank you For Not Reading by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Celia Hawkesworth and Damion Searls, 2nd edition, Open Letter 


2021

Call Me Esteban by Lejla Kalamujić, tr. Jennifer Zoble, Sandorf Passage

Divine Child by Tatjana Gromača, tr. Will Firth, Sandorf Passage

Everyday Stories by Mima Mihajlović, tr. Filip Pastrović, Glagoslav Publications

From Nowhere to Nowhere by Bekim Sejranović, tr. Will Firth, Sandorf Passage

Horror and Huge Expenses by Robert Perišić, tr. Will Firth, Sandorf Passage

In a Sentimental Mood by Ivana Bodrožić, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać and Damir Sodan, Sandorf Passage (poetry)

Journey to Russia by Miroslav Krleža, tr. Will Firth, Sandorf Passage

Kin by Miljenko Jergović, tr. Russell Scott Valentino, Archipelago

Leica Format by Daša Drndić, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Reissue by MacLehose Press

My Heart by Semezdin Mehmedinović, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Catapult

Special Needs by Lada Vukić, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Istros Books

The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andrić, tr. Lovett F. Edwards, reissue of 1977 edition by Knopf | Everyman's Library

W. by Igor Štiks, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Fraktura

We Trade Our Night for Someone Else's Day by Ivana Bodrožić, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Seven Stories Press

Where You Come From by Saša Stanišić, tr. Damion Searls, Tin House (German)


2020

A Novel of London by Milos Crnjanski, tr. Will Firth, Dialogos

Age of Skin by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Open Letter Books

At the Lucky Hand, aka The Sixty-Nine Drawers by Goran Petrović, tr. Peter Agnone, Deep Vellum

Belgrade Noir, ed. Milorad Ivanović, Akashic Books

Breathing Technique by Marija Knežević, tr. Sibelan Forrester, Zephyr Press (poetry)

Catherine the Great and the Small by Olja Knežević, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać and Paula Gordon, Istros Books

Dark Mother Earth by Kristian Novak, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Amazon Crossing

Dead Letter Office by Marko Pogačar, tr. Andrea Jurjević, Word Works (poetry)

No-Signal Area by Robert Perišić, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Seven Stories Press

Yugoslav by Ana Vučković, tr. Nataša Srdić, Partizanska knjiga


2019

Doppelganger by Daša Drndić, tr. Celia Hawkesworth and S. D. Curtis, New Directions

EEG by Daša Drndić, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, New Directions

Mars by Asja Bakić, tr. Jennifer Zoble, Feminist Press

Singer in the Night by Olja Savičević Ivančević, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Istros Books

The Olcinium Trilogy by Andrej Nikolaidis, tr. Will Firth, Istros Books

Under Pressure by Faruk Šehić, tr. Mirza Purić, Istros Books

Wild Woman by Marina Šur Puhlovski, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Istros Books


2018

A Head Full of Joy by Ognjen Spahić, tr. Will Firth, Dalkey Archive

American Fictionary by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Celia Hawkesworth and Ellen Elias-Bursać, Open Letter Books

Checkpoint by David Albahari, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Restless Books

Compartments by Zoran Živković, tr. Tamar Yellin, Cadmus Press

Dogs and Others by Biljana Jovanović, tr. John Cox, Istros Books

Doppelgänger by Daša Drndić, tr. Celia Hawkesworth and S. D. Curtis, Istros Books

Farewell, Cowboy by Olja Savičević Ivančević, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Istros Books

Fear and His Servant by Mirjana Novaković, tr. Terence McEneny, Reissue by Peter Owen Publishers

Fourth Circle by Zoran Živković, tr. Mary Popovic, Cadmus Press

Fox by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Open Letter Books

Inshallah, Madonna, Inshallah by Miljenko Jergović, tr. Mirza Purić, Archipelago Books

Invisible Woman and Other Stories by Slavenka Drakulić, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić with Jacob Agee, Fraktura

Mamasafari by Olja Savičević Ivančević, tr. Andrea Jurjević, Dialogos (poetry)

Mongolian Travel Guide by Svetislav Basara, tr. Randall Major, Dalkey Archive

Mothers and Daughters by Vedrana Rudan, tr. Will Firth, Dalkey Archive

Omer Pasha Latas by Ivo Andrić, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, New York Review of Books

The Bosnian Chronicle by Ivo Andrić, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Reissue by Apollo Library

The House of Remembering and Forgetting by Filip David, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Istros Books

Transit Comet Eclipse by Muharem Bazdulj, tr. Natasa Milas, Dalkey Archive

Wild Woman by Marina Šur Puhlovski, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Istros Books


2017

Belladonna by Daša Drndić, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, New Directions

Directions for Use by Ana Ristović, tr. Steven Teref, Zephyr Press (poetry)

Estoril by Dejan Tiago-Stanković, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Geopoetika

Hair Everywhere by Tea Tulić, tr. Coral Petkovich, Istros Books

Harbors Rich with Ships: The Selected Revolutionary Writings of Miroslav Krleža, tr. Željko Cipriš, Monthly Review Press

Hotel Tito by Ivana Bodrožić, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Seven Stories Press

Image Interpreter by Zoran Živković, tr. Randall Major, Cadmus Press

In Search of the Grail by Svetislav Basara, tr. Randall Major, Dalkey Archive

It Was Easy to Set the Snow on Fire by Zvonko Karanović, tr. Ana Božičević, Phoneme Books (poetry)

Judgment of Richard Richter by Igor Štiks, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Amazon Crossing

Love at Last Sight by Vedrana Rudan, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Dalkey Archive


2016

Adios, Cowboy by Olja Savičević Ivančević, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, McSweeney’s

Before the Feast by Saša Stanišić, tr. Anthea Bell, Tin House (German)

Byron and the Beauty by Muharem Bazdulj, tr. John Cox, Istros Books

Cat Painters by Biljana Obradović, tr. Dubravka Djurić, Dialogos (poetry)

Five Wonders of the Danube by Zoran Živković, tr. Alice Copple-Tošić, Cadmus Press

Fragile Travelers by Jovanka Živanović, tr. Jovanka Kalaba, Dalkey Archive

Houses by Borislav Pekić, tr. Bernard Johnson, New York Review of Books

Impossible Stories I by Zoran Živković, tr. Alice Copple-Tosic, Cadmus Press

Impossible Stories II by Zoran Živković, tr. Alice Copple-Tosic, Cadmus Press

Papyrus Trilogy by Zoran Živković, tr. Alice Copple-Tosic, Cadmus Press

The Book of Balm by Aleksandar Tišma, tr. Michael Henry Heim, New York Review of Books

The Great War by Aleksandar Gatalica, tr. Will Firth, Istros Books

The Hill by Ivica Prtenjača, tr. Tomislav Kuzmanović, VBZ

Till Kingdom Come by Andrej Nikolaidis, tr. Will Firth, Istros Books

Quiet Flows the Una by Faruk Šehić, tr. Will Firth, Istros Books


2015

A Frame of the Family Lion by Roman Simić, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Tomislav Kuzmanović, and Mima Simić, VBZ

Fata Morgana by Svetislav Basara, tr. Randall Major, Dalkey Archive

No-Signal Area by Robert Perišić, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Seven Stories

The Encyclopedia of the Dead by Danilo Kiš, tr. Michael Henry Heim, Reissue by Penguin

The Size of the World by Branko Andjić, tr. Elizabeth Salmore, Geopoetika

The Walnut Mansion by Miljenko Jergović, tr. Stephen M. Dickey and Janja Pavetic-Dickey, Yale University Press

Zagreb Noir, ed. Ivan Sršen, Akashic Books


2014

Death in the Museum of Modern Art by Alma Lazarevska, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Istros Books

Europe in Sepia by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. David Williams, Open Letter Books

Fairground Magician by Jelena Lengold, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Istros Books

Globetrotter by David Albahari, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Yale University Press

Great War by Aleksandar Gatalica, tr. Will Firth, Istros Books

Hamam Balkania: A Novel and Other Stories by Vladislav Bajac, tr. Randall Major, Istros Books

Learning Cyrillic by David Albahari, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Dalkey Archive

Odohohol and Cally Rascal by Marko Sršen, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Istros Books

Thai by Goran Gocić, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Geopoetika

The Use of Man by Aleksandar Tišma, tr. Bernard Johnson, New York Review of Books

Trieste by Daša Drndić, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


2013

1941: The Year That Keeps Returning by Slavko Goldstein, tr. Michael Gable, New York Review of Books

Ekaterini by Marija Knežević, tr. Will Firth, Istros Books

Fairground Magician by Jelena Lengold, tr. Celia Hawkesworth and Alexandra Coliban, Istros Books

Handful of Sand by Marinko Koscec, tr. Will Firth, Istros Books

Our Man in Iraq by Robert Perišić, tr. Will Firth, Catapult

The Son by Andrej Nikolaidis, tr. Will Firth, Istros Books

The Stranger Next Door, ed. Richard Swartz, Northwestern University Press


2012

Apology and the Last Days by Borislav Pekić, tr. Bojan Mišić, Northwestern University Press

Coming by Andrej Nikolaidis, tr. Will Firth, Istros Books

Cyclist Conspiracy by Svetislav Basara, tr. Randall Major, Open Letter Books

Kaleidoscope World by Tomica Šćavina, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać

Lute and the Scars by Danilo Kiš, tr. John Cox, Dalkey Archive

Mama Leone by Miljenko Jergović, tr. David Williams

Psalm 44 by Danilo Kiš, tr. John Cox, Dalkey Archive

Seven Terrors by Selvedin Avdić, tr. Carol Petkovich, Istros Books

The Attic by Danilo Kiš, tr. John Cox, Dalkey Archive

Trieste by Daša Drndić, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać


2011

Karaoke Culture by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. David Williams, Open Letter Books

Leeches by David Albahari, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Ruta Tannenbaum by Miljenko Jergović, tr. Stephen Dickey, Northwestern University Press


2010 

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Celia Hawkesworth, Mark Thompson, Grove

Cyclops by Ranko Marinković, tr. Vlada Stojiljković, Yale University Press

Escher’s Loops by Zoran Živković, tr. Alice Copple-Tosic, PS Publishing

Farewell, Cowboy by Olja Savičević Ivančević Ivančević, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Istros Books

Sahib: Impressions from Depression by Nenad Veličković, tr. Celia Hawkesworth

The Hotel Tito by Ivana Bodrožić, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać

Ultramarine by Mileta Prodanović, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Geopoetika


2009

Adulterers by Vida Ognjenović, tr. Jelena Banković and Nochlas Moravcevich, Geopoetika

Dark Things by Novica Tadic, tr. Charles Simic, BOA Editions (poetry)

Lake Como by Srdjan Valjarević, tr. Alice Copple-Tosic, Geopoetika


2008

Bad Blood by Borisav Stanković, tr. Milo Yelesiyevich, Serbian Classics Press

Death’s Homeland by Dragan Dragoljović, tr. Stanislava Lazarević, Curbstone (poetry)

Frida’s Bed by Slavenka Drakulić, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Penguin

How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Saša Stanišić, tr. Anthea Bell, Grove (German)

Mansarda by Danilo Kiš, tr. John Cox, Serbian Classics Press

Nobody’s Home by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Open Letter Books

Why the Dwarf Had to Be Shot by Sasha Skenderija, tr. Wayles Browne, Black Buzzard Press (poetry)


2007

The Death of the Little Match Girl by Zoran Ferić, tr. Tomislav Kuzmanović, Autumn Hill


2006

The Ministry of Pain by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Michael Henry Heim, Ecco Press


2005

Götz and Meyer by David Albahari, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Vintage

Hidden Camera by Zoran Živković, tr. Alice Copple-Tosic, Dalkey Archive

Lodgers by Nenad Veličković, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Northwestern University Press

Snow Man by David Albahari, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Douglas & McIntyre

Zagreb, Exit South by Edo Popović, tr. Julienne Eden Busic, Ooligan Press


2004

Chinese Letter by Svetislav Basara, tr. Ana Lucic, Dalkey Archive

Night by Vedrana Rudan, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Dalkey Archive

Sarajevo Marlboro by Miljenko Jergović, tr. Stela Tomasevic, Archipelago Books

The Banquet in Blitva by Miroslav Krleža, tr. Edward Dennis Goy and Jasna Levinger-Goy, Northwestern University Press


2003

Garden, Ashes by Danilo Kiš, tr. William J. Hannaher, first published in 1975 by Harcourt, Dalkey Archive

How to Quiet a Vampire by Borislav Pekić, tr. Stephen M. Dickey and Bogdan Rakić, Northwestern University Press

Thank You For Not Reading by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Celia Hawkesworth and Damion Searls, Dalkey Archive


2002


2001

A Tomb for Boris Davidovich by Danilo Kiš, tr. Duska Mikic-Mitchell, Dalkey Archive

Bait by David Albahari, tr. Peter Agnone, Northwestern University Press


2000

A Brief Excursion and Other Stories by Antun Soljan, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Northwestern University Press.

Time Gifts by Zoran Živković, tr. Alice Copple-Tošić, Northwestern University Press


1999

The Fortress by Meša Selimović, tr. Edward Dennis Goy and Jasna Levinger-Goy, Northwestern University Press

The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, New Directions

The Silk, the Shears and Marina; or, About Biography by Irena Vrkljan, tr. Celia Hawkesworth and Sibellan Forrester, Northwestern University Press


1998

Sarajevo Blues by Semezdin Mehmedinović, tr. Ammiel Alcalay, City Lights Books

The Culture of Lies by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, The Penn State University Press

The Encyclopedia of the Dead by Danilo Kiš, tr. Michael Henry Heim, Northwestern University Press


1997

Tales of Old Sarajevo by Isak Samokovlija, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Vallentine Mitchell

The Blindman Sings to His City by Abdulah Sidran, tr. Dubravka Dostal, International Center for Peace (poetry)

The Taste of a Man by Slavenka Drakulić, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Penguin


1996

Death and the Dervish by Meša Selimović, tr. Bogdan Rakić and Stephen M. Dickey, Northwestern University Press

In the Hold by Vladimir Arsenijević, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Knopf

Words Are Something Else by David Albahari, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Northwestern University Press


1995

On the Edge of Reason by Miroslav Krleža, tr. Zora Depolo, New Directions

The Return of Philip Latinowicz by Miroslav Krleža, tr. Zora Depolo, Northwestern University Press

Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s Life in Sarajevo by Zlata Filipović, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Penguin


1994

Have A Nice Day: From the Balkan War to the American Dream by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Viking Penguin


1993 

An Atlas Traced by the Sky by Goran Petrović, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Geopoetika

Fording the Stream of Consciousness by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Michael Henry Heim, Northwestern University Press

In the Jaws of Life by Dubravka Ugresic, tr. Celia Hawkesworth and Michael Henry Heim, Northwestern University Press

The Inner Side of the Wind, or The Novel of Hero and Leander by Milorad Pavic, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Knopf


1992

Holograms of Fear by Slavenka Drakulić, tr. Ellen Elias-Bursać, Hutchinson

The Damned Yard and Other Stories by Ivo Andrić, tr. Celia Hawkesworth, Dereta


1988

Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavić, tr. Christina Pribichevich Zorić, Knopf


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