Crnjanski and London

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Serbian writer Miloš Crnjanski (1893 – 1977) lived as an exile in London from 1941 to 1965

What do we know of his life there and why did he spend so many years in London? How does the city figure in his work A Novel of London? What are the challenges in translating Crnjanski? And what was his contribution to Serbian literature?

These and other questions are the focus of conversation at a panel discussion examining Crnjanski’s difficult, yet productive 24 years in the British capital, during which he became a British citizen, was involved with the Association of Serbian Writers Abroad and contributed to Yugoslav literary life as best he could from afar. 

Christina Pribičević-Zorić, translator from Serbo-Croatian
Will Firth, translator from Serbo-Croatian
Dr David Norris, specialist in Serbian literary and cultural studies
Vesna Stanojević, actress and senior lecturer in acting 

In partnership with the Serbian Council of Great Britain


Name: Crnjanski and London
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546