Ognjen Spahić


Ognjen Spahić is a novelist and short fiction writer. He studied Civil Engineering and Philosophy at the University of Montenegro, and published one novel, Hansenova djeca ( Hansen’s Children, 2004), and two collections of short stories, Sve to ( All That, 2001) and Zimska potraga ( Winter Search, 2007). Hansen’s Children won a 2004 Mesha Selimovic Award (the best novel published in 2004 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia) He works as journalist for the independent daily press, Vijesti, in Podgorica.


'I like to use the languages of the various arts – literature, music, theatre...I think that is the spirit of the modern global era.'- poet Ivan Hristov spoke to SJ Fowler of 3AM magazine about the evolution of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry scene.


Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.


At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.