Goran Simić

About the Author:

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Goran Simić
Toronto, Canada / Sarajevo, Bosnia

Goran Simić was born in 1952 in Yugoslavia. Author of short stories, plays, opera librettos, he worked as an editor and columnist for magazines and radio. He emigrated from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Canada in 1996 under the auspices of the Canadian PEN. Now he lives in Sarajevo. Goran Simic’s works have been translated from Serbian into 15 languages ​​and are included in the anthologies Scanning the Century (Penguin, 2000) and Banned Poetry (Index of Censorship, 1997). Winner of the US Hellman-Hammett PEN Award for Writer’s Freedom (1994) and the People’s Award of Canada (2006). Goran Simich’s collection of Sunrise in the Eyes of a Snowman was named the best collection of poetry in Canada 2012 by the Canadian Authors Association. He has authored the following books: Escape from the Cemetery (Oxford University Press, 1997), Immigrant Blues (Brick Books, 2003), From Sarajevo With Sadness (Biblioasis, 2005). Selected poems have been published in Great Britain, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria.

Bookshelf
by Osip Mandelstam

This collection, compiled, translated, and edited by poet and scholar Ian Probstein, provides Anglophone audiences with a powerful selection of Mandelstam’s most beloved and haunting poems.

by Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry

Four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union—but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive in this powerful debut novel, loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.

 

by Mark Budman

Every character in these twenty-two interlinked stories is an immigrant from a place real or imaginary. (Magic realism/immigrant fiction.)

by Victor Enyutin

A book of poems in Russian by Victor Enyutin (San Francisco, 1983). Victor  Enyutin is a Russian writer, poet, and sociologist who emigrated to the US from the Soviet Union in 1975.

by Nina Kossman

A collection of poems in Russian. Published by Khudozhestvennaya literatura (Художественная литература). Moscow, 1990.

by Anna Krushelnitskaya

This collection of personal essays by a bi-national Russian/U.S. author offers glimpses into many things Soviet and post-Soviet: the sacred, the profane, the mundane, the little-discussed and the often-overlooked. What was a Soviet school dance like? Did communists go to church? Did communists listen to Donna Summer? If you want to find out, read on!

Videos
Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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