3 Books by Women from the Balkans
Women writers from the Balkans rarely reach an English-reading audience, but this year is a notable exception. Three books from the post-Yugoslav space have appeared in the last few months, ranging from a literary journey by master novelist Dubravka Ugresic to the family sagas of first-time authors Sofija Stefanovic and Tania Romanov.
"At the birth of our planet, the most beautiful encounter between land and sea must have been on the Montenegrin coast." That’s what Lord Byron had to say of Montenegro, but I didn’t need an English writer – however famous and aristocratic he was – to tell me that. I grew up in Belgrade, and we would visit my grandparents in Montenegro every summer.