Tanja Kragujević 
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Tanja Kragujević 
Author

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* 1946, Senta (Vojvodina), Serbia
lives in: Belgrade, Serbia

Tanja Kragujević was born in 1946, in Senta in Vojvodina (northern Serbia). She graduated in Philology at the Belgrade University in 1970 and made her Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature in 1973.

Her first collection of poetry appeared in 1966 in the ‘First Book’ serial of the publishing house Matica srpska (Novi Sad). Since then, Tanja Kragujević has published sixteen poetry collections, as well as several books of essays regarding both, Serbian and international contemporary poetry. Her latest poety collection The Bread of Roses was published by KOV (Vršac) in August 2012.

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Tanja Kragujević works as an editor for the Serbian publisher Agora (Novi Sad), presenting within the collection ‘Ariel’ remarkable world poets, recently e.g. poetry from Lucija Stupica, Tasos Livaditis, Sarah Kirsch, Stanislaw Barancak, H.M. Enzensberger, etc.

Her poetry and essays have been recognized in Serbia with quite a few awards. Her selected poems appeared at present in two books (2009 and 2010).

The poetry of Tanja Kragujević can be found in about thirty Serbian and foreign anthologies and collections of Contemporary Serbian Poetry, e.g. Poesia Serbia hoy, Debats (Institució Alfons el Magnànim, Valencia, n.109, 2010/4), Les Poètes de la Mediterannée (preface by Yves Bonnefoy, Gallimard & Culturesfrance, 2010); Hundert Gramm Seele The Anthology of Serbian Poetry of the Second Part of Twentieth Century (edited by Robert Hodel, Leipziger Literaturverlag, 2011), The Anthology of Serbian Poetry of XX and XXI Century (Herg Benet Publishers, Bucharest, 2012).

Tanja Kragujević has been invited to several poetry festivals, such as Struške večeri poezije (Macedonia), The Pushkin Days of Poetry (Russia) and The Poets’ Square (Budva, Montenegro). She also participated in poetry workshops in Literary Colony of Sićevo (Serbia, 1994), International Literary Colony in Čortanovci (Serbia, 2008) and at The First Transbalcan Poety Festival (Thessaloniki, 2012.)

Publications
  • Vratio se Volođa

    Sa fotografijama Stevana Kragujevića.

    Novi Sad: Edicija "Prva knjiga", Matica srpska, 1966

  • Nesan

    Sa grafičkim prilozima Lazara Vujaklije.

    Kruševac: Bagdala, 1973

  • Stud

    Beograd: Prosveta, 1978

  • Samica

    Beograd: Nolit, 1986

  • Divlji bulevar

    Beograd: Rad, 1993

  • Osmejak omčice

    Vršac: KOV, 1993

  • Muška srma

    Beograd: Srpska književna zadruga, 1993

  • Duša trna

    Sa crtežima Mihaila Đokovića Tikala.

    Niš: Prosveta, 1995

  • Osmejak pod stražom

    Vršac: KOV, 1995

  • Autoportret, sa krilom

    Beograd: Prosveta, 1996

  • Slovočuvar i slovočuvarka

    Beograd: Prosveta, 1998

  • Pejzaži nevidljivog

    Vršac: KOV, 2001

  • Godine, pesme

    Kraljevo: Edicija "Povelja", Biblioteka Stefan Prvovenčani, 2002

  • Pismo na koži

    Beograd: Rad, 2002

  • Njutnov dremež

    Beograd: Književno društvo Sveti Sava, 2004

  • Žena od pesme

    Vršac: KOV, 2006

  • Plavi sneg

    Pesme

    Vršac: KOV, 2008

  • Staklena trava

    Izabrane pesme. Izbor i pogovor Nenad Šaponja

    Zrenjanin: Agora, 2009

  • Ruža, odista

    Izabrane pesme

    Izbor i pogovor Dragana Beleslijin

    Novi Sad: Zavod za kulturu Vojvodine, 2010

  • Motel za zbogom

    Edicija "Povelja"

    Kraljevo: Biblioteka "Stefan Prvovencani", 2010

  • Hleb od ruža

    Vršac: Kov, 2012

Awards
  • 1966 Branko's Award

  • 1976 Isidora Sekulic Prize

  • 1993 Djura Jaksic Prize

  • 1996 Milan Bogdanovic Prize

  • 2009 Milica Stojadinovic Srpkinja Prize [for Staklena trava, Agora, 2009]

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