Authors and
contributors

Jasmina Tesanovic

Jasmina Tesanovic-

EDUCATION
M.A. Modern Humanities, 1976, Universita Statale di Milano, Italia

LIST OF BOOKS

Non-Fiction:

Matrimony, Planeta Publisher, Barcelona, Spain, 2003, Feminist Publisher 94, Belgrade, Serbia, 2004
Me and My Multicultural Street, Feminist Publisher 94, Belgrade, Serbia, 2001
The Diary of the Political Idiot, Cleis Press, San Francisco, California, 2000 (published in 12 languages)
The Suitcase: Refugee Voices from Bosnia and Croatia, University of California Press, Berkley, San Francisco, California, 1997

Fiction:

“They just do it”, play, Feminist Notebooks, Belgrade, Serbia 1998
“The Mermaids”, Publisher 94, Belgrade, Serbia 1997 (Borislav Pekic Award recipient)
“A Women’s Book”, Publisher 94, Belgrade, Serbia1996
“In Exile”, Publisher 94, Belgrade, Serbia 1994
“The Invisible Book”, KOV, Vrsac, Yugoslavia 1992
Essays and Short Stories (partial list):
Baghdad/Belgrade Correspondence in "Writing the World": On Globalization, editors Wandee Pryor and Rothenberg, MIT Press, Boston Massachusetts 2005
Letter to My Imaginary American Friend, Stop the Next War, editors Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, Inner Ocean, San Francisco, California 2005
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Women in Black, Belgrade, Women in War, Women on War, edited by Daniela Gioseffi, Feminist Press, New York, New York, 2003
Mermaids, Ljubica (short stories) “Casablanca Serbia”, edited by Nicole Janigro, Feltrinelli, Milan, Italy 2003
The Diary of a Political Idiot, Granta 67, Autumn, London, UK 1999
Lies and Secrets, Index on Censorship, London, UK 1999

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND PRESENTATIONS

Writer in Residence, International Writing program, University of IOWA 1997
Creative Writing at Women s Studies, Belgrade (University of Political Science) 1993-1998
Summer School of Helsinki Citizen Assembly 1996-1997
Summer School of Central European University Budapest 1996
Summer School of Krakow-New School of New York 1994
University of East Anglia Norwich, 1991

CONFERENCES (partial list):

International Writers Festival, Singapore, Singapore 2005
La Soffita, Arts and Writers Festival, Bologna, Italy, 2005
UN Beijing plus Ten Conferences, New York, New York 2005
UN prep Beijing Conference plus Ten, Geneva, Switzerland 2004
PEN International Conference, Tromso, Norway 2004
Kosmopolis Writers and Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain 2004
Hiroshima Award Ceremony (2nd place recipient, Stockholm, Sweden 2004)
Women of Mediterranean Conference, Napoli, Italy, 2003
“Ten Years of Feminism” Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2003
“Non Violent Peace Force Founder’s Conference”, New Delhi, India 2002
European Social Forum, Firenze, Italy 2002
Cork Island Film Festival (Jury of Gay and Lesbian Films), Cork Island, Ireland, 2001 (International Grizzly Bear Award recipient)
Kapitel 1-2, International Politics and Writing Conference, Stavanager, Norway, 2001-2002
Hundred Years of Bocconi University, Milan, Italy 2001
Agnelli Conference on Balkans, Torino, Italy, 2000
Iceberg Festival, Bologna, Italy 1998
Promoting Freedom in Culture, Council of Europe, Oslo, Norway 1998

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

Member of Norwegian Pen Centre, 2003 - present
Cofounder of Feminist Publisher 94, 1994
Cofounder Women at Work, 1994
Member of Women in Black Belgrade, (Feminist Pacifist Activist Group), 1992
Organizer of the First Feminist Conference in Eastern Europe, Drug-ca Zena, Student’s Cultural Centre, 1978 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Association of Free Lance Writers and Translators of Serbia, 1977

FILMS

Nefertiti Was Here, Belgrade, Independent Production, Belgrade, Serbia 2003
A Moral Opera by A Political Idiot”, 1999 SWR Germany. Presented in Venice Film Festival, 1999, Leipzig ‘99 and numerous other festivals.
Morning-Noon-Evening, Radio Television Serbia, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1980
Footsteps, Independent production Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1979
Mother and a Sinner, Independent Production, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1978
Life is Non Edited, Students Cultural Centre, 1978, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Difficile Morire, Cinelef, Rome, Italy 1977

TRANSLATIONS AND EDITOR WORK

“Amado mio”, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Narodna knjiga, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1984
“ L’isola di Arturo’, Elsa Morante, Prosveta, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1986
“Vita standard di un provvisorio venditore di collant”, Aldo Busi, Decje Novine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1988
“Le lezioni americane”, Italo Calvino, Svetovi, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia 1988
“Less than One”, Joseph Brodsky, Decje novine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1988
“’Men in Dark Times’ , Hannah Arendt, Decje novine, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1989
“L’amore e’ una budella gentile”, Aldo Busi, Svetovi, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia 1989
“Ehrengard and Other Stories”, Karen Blixen, Publisher 94, Belgrade, Serbia1994
“Le citta’ invisibili”, Italo Calvino, Publisher 94, Belgrade, Serbia 1995
“Il castello dei destini incrociati, Italo Calvino, Feminist Notebooks, Belgrade , Serbia 1998

ANTHOLOGIES

“ The Modern Italian Short Story, Svetovi, Novi Sad, Serbia 1990
“A History of a Book, The Dictionary of khazars by Milorad Pavic”, KOV, Serbia 1991


NON PUBLISHED BOOKS

Novel “Nefertiti Was Here”
“The Globalization of Evil”, correspondence with Nuha al Radi from Baghdad

WORK IN PROGRESS

My Life Without Me
Diary of an American Idiot

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