Boban Knezevic



Boban Knežević

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Born in 1959 in Belgrade, Boban Knežević, is a writer, editor, publisher and graphic novels writer.

He's been active in the Yugoslavian literary scene ever since 1978, when his first science fiction story was published. This was followed by over forty other stories and novelettes in various magazines and anthologies, as well as four novels: Death on Neptune (1986), The Black Blossom (1993, 2000, 2003, 2008), The Man Who Killed A Butterfly (1996) and The Last Serb (2009). In Triffides (2001), a three-author anthology, he participated with three novelettes. His new story collection Android's Premonition (2002) marks 25 years of his writing.

Knežević's fiction has garnered numerous Yugoslavian awards, including the prominent Lazar Komarčić award (the Yugoslavian equivalent of the "Hugo") six time (1985, 1986, 1989, 1994 and 1995 for short story and 1994 for novel The Black Blossom.

In the beginning of the 1980s a number of his comics were published in magazines of Former Yugoslavia.

As an editor, he made his greatest impact through Dark Vilayet (1988, 1992, 1993, 1996), a series of four voluminous anthologies of Yugoslav authors, as well as the Anthology of Alternative Serbian Fantasy (1994). Many Yugoslav authors have had their debut and subsequently reached prominence in two Knežević-edited magazine, Alef (1986-1991) and Znak Sagite (1993-2010). He also brought out from his Znak Sagite imprint, between 1988 and 2008, eleven books of Yugoslavian authors (seven novels, three collections of short stories and a collection of plays).


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