I recently appeared in the first issue of Fame magazine, a new Serbian glossy, along with Serbia’s three reigning tennis stars. My photo was taken for a full-page feature article on my humble self, and also for the foldout section of the magazine’s cover (shown in the center, below):
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In late 2008, Serbian National Television will broadcast a six-part television series based on my thriller The Last Book, with filming beginning in early 2008. I am delighted that my novel will be turned into a TV series, and am very pleased I’ll have an opportunity to cooperate on the screenplay.
PRESS RELEASE — ZORAN ZIVKOVIC MADE PROFESSOR AT UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
The Serbian novelist Zoran Zivkovic has been made a professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade, where he will teach Creative Writing.
Zivkovic is the author of many critically-acclaimed fictions, including TIME GIFTS, IMPOSSIBLE ENCOUNTERS, SEVEN TOUCHES OF MUSIC, THE LIBRARY and STEPS THROUGH THE MIST. His most recent novel, THE LAST BOOK, sold out its 20,000-copy first print run within days of release in his native Serbia. His novel THE BRIDGE was the winner of the 2006 Isidora Sekulic Award, named after one of the greatest Serbian female writers and essayists of the 20th century, a major mainstream literary prize. THE BRIDGE was previously short-listed for the NIN Award — Serbia’s major literary award.
Zoran Zivkovic said: “I am delighted I’ll have an opportunity to transfer my writer’s experience to talented students. I am certain we could all benefit from my teaching.”
Last month, I was invited to be a Guest of Honor (along with Anne McCaffrey and Stephen Baxter) at EuroCon 2007 in Copenhagen. I had a lovely time, especially visiting Denmark in the autumnal season.
Pictured above, from left to right: fellow GoH Ann McCaffrey, her assistant Carol, my humble self, my wife Mia, and Ruth and David Hardy. We are enjoying lunch together at a Copenhagen eatery.
And here I am, taking a well-deserved break on the Copenhagen waterfront.