O autoru: Anto Zirdum

Novosarajevski književni susreti 2010.

Rođen 1956. godine. Radi kao državni službenik u ministarstvu prosvjete, znanosti kulture i sporta kantona Središnja Bosna u Travniku.

Objavio do sada 19 autorskih knjiga, 4 drame, jednu monodramu, zastupljen u više zbornika i antologija.

Pjesme, priče i eseje objavljivuje od 1976. godine u raznim listovima, časopisima i godišnjacima.

Bio urednik više listova, knjiga i publikacija (kalendara i godišnjaka).

OBJAVLJENE KNJIGE:
1. JAHAČI SVJETLOSTI, legende i fantazije, HKD Napredak, Vitez, 1996.;
2. BRONČANI MAČ, HKD Napredak&FLASH agency, 1996.;
3. MEDICO LAUREATO, Hrvatska bolnica “Dr. fra Mato Nikolić”, Nova Bila 1997.;
4. BIJELI PUT CRNA ZIMA, ZIRAL Mostar&HKD Napredak Vitez, 1998.;
5. ČUVARI DOSTOJANSTVA, Naša ognjišta, Tomislavgrad, 1999.;
6. BISTUANSKA KRONIKA, HKD Napredak, Vitez 2000.
7. NE MOŽEŠ IZ SVOJE KOŽE, MH Zenica/Čitluk, 2001.
8. OBESKROVLJENI OTOK, MH Zenica&Zavičajni klub Plehan Zagreb, 2002.
9. SAGA O DVA MAČA, MultimediaPrint, Nova bila 2003.
10. ROBINJA I MARTOLOSI, HKD Napredak, Vitez / MH Zenica 2005.
11. ZAČUDNOST U CIK ZORE, HKD Napredak, Vitez, 2007.
12. RADMAN'S SYNDROME, MH Zenica, 2007.
13. IZGUBLJENE ZVIJEZDE – PRIGODNA STOPJESMICA BOSANSKOHERCEGOVAČKIH PJESNIKINJA OD 1908. DO 2008. HKDNapredak, Sarajevo, 2008.
14. ELKASTRANDIN KOMPLEKS, Slovo, Zagreb, 2008.
15. CARSKI REZ, FFGM, Kreševo, 2010
16. BISKUP ANDRIJA I NJEGOVA DRUŽICA, VAT Vitez, 2011.
17. PRVE DRUGE I OSTALE PJESME, VAT, Vitez, 2011.
18. ROĐENI NA DAN MRTVIH, Dobra knjiga 2012.
19. SLAVIN POJ, Antologija slavenske mitologije, 2013.

ZASTUPLJEN U ANTOLOGIJAMA:

1. HRVATSKA KNJIŽEVNOST BOSNE I HERCEGOVINE OD XV. STOLJEĆA DO DANAS – Antologija poezije i proze, HRVATSKA MISAO 25-26, MH Sarajevo 2002/2003. (priredio: dr. Miloš Okuka)
2. ANTOLOGIJA HRVATSKE ZF PRIČE, Rijeka 2005. (priredio: Žarko Milenić)
3. JEZIK I HRID, Mostar, 2005. (priredio: Zdravko Kordić)
4. ANTOLOGIJA BOSANSKOHERCEGOVAKE SF PRIČE, Zenica, 2006. (priredio Adnadin Jašarević)
5. REGIJA FANTASTIKA, Beograd 2015.
Priče i pjesme su mu prvedene na engleski,talijanski, mađarski, makedonski, njemački, poljski i slovenački.

Nagrade:

1. ZA KRATKU PRIČU tri puta prvu, dva puta drugu i dva puta treću
2. Nagrada “Fra Grgo Martić” 2009. za roman Carski rez
3. Nagrada “Fra Martin Nedić” 2010. za roman Carski rez
4. Nagrada Fondacije za izdavaštvo 2011. za roman Rođeni na dan mrtvih
5. Nagrada Fondacijhe za izdavaštvo 2013. za roman Učiteljica modnog krojenja u Sarajevu 1914.
6. Nagrada “Antun Branko Šimić” 2014. za roman Učiteljica modnog krojenja u Sarajevu 1914.
7. Nagrada DONAT za poseban književni doprinos, Zadar 2016.

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Anto Zirdum was born 4 June 1956 in the Plehani district of Derventa, in a working class family of farmers and factory workers.
He completed primary and high school in Zenica, and graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy in Rijeka. He started his working career in Vares in administrative sector. For the next twenty years he has been working as a manager of human resources sector in the largest company in the region “Vitezit”. Then he worked as a manager of the media outlet “RTV Vitez” and for the last 17 years he is employed in Travnik, although he lives in nearby Vitez. Zirdum currently holds the position of Inspector for Education, Science, Culture and Sport.
For the last eight years he has been a member of the central board of the global network of HKD “Napredak” with headquarter in Sarajevo. He is also a board member of Writers’ Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
To date he has published the following 18 books of prose, and edited one collection of selected poems and two anthologies of short stories:

– Riders of the Light, Legends and Fantasies (Jahaci svjetlosti, legende i fantazije) published by HKD Napredak, Vitez, 1996;
– Bronze Sword, (Broncani mac), a collection of stories published by HKD Napredak& FLASH agency, 1996;
– Medico Laureato, a novel based on the author’s biography; published by Croatian hospital “Dr. fraMatoNikolić”, Nova Bila 1997;
– White Road, Black Winter (Bijeli put, crna zima), a novel published by ZIRAL Mostar& HKD NapredakVitez, 1998;
– Keepers of Dignity (Cuvari dostojanstva), a collection of stories published by Naša ognjišta, Tomislavgrad, 1999;
– Bistua’s Chronicle (Bistuanska kronika) a novel published by HKD Napredak, Vitez 2000;
– You Can’t Get Out of Your Skin (Ne mozes iz svoje koze), a novel published by MH Zenica/Čitluk, 2001;
– Roofless Island (Obeskrovljeni otok), a novel published by MH Zenica&ZavičajniklubPlehan Zagreb, 2002;
– Saga of Two Swords (Saga o dvamaca), a novel published by Multimedija print, Nova Bila, 2003;
– The Slave Woman and Armatoloi (Robinja i martolozi), a novel published by MH Zenica, 2005;
– Wander in the Creak of the Dawn (Zacudnost u cik zore), HKD Napredak Vitez, prose, 2007;
– Radman’s syndrome (Radmanov sindrom) a collection of SF stories published by HKD Napredak, Vitez, 2007;
-Elkasandra’s complex (Elkastrandin kompleks), SF novel, published by Slovo, Zagreb, 2008.
– Ceasarian (Carski rez), F FGM, Kreševo 2010.
– Bishop Andria and his Lady Friend (BiskupAndrija i njegova druzica), published by VAT/HKD NapredakVitez, 2011.
– First, Second and Other Stories (Prve druge i ostale pjesme), published by VAT Vitez, 2011.
– Born on All Soul’s Day (Rodjeni na dan mrtvih), published by Dobra knjiga, Sarajevo, 2012.
-Teacher of vogue tailoring in Sarajevo 1914 (Učiteljica modnog krojenja u Sarajevu 1914.) published by Dobra knjiga, Sarajevo, 2014.
– Only the enlightened can see (themselves) in darkness (Samo (se) prosvijetljeni vide u tmici) published by HKD Napredak, Vitez, 2015.

Selected Antology’s
– Lost Stars (Izgubljene zvijezde) – a collection of hundred poems by poetesses from Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1908 to 2008, published by HKD Napredak Sarajevo, 2008.
– Slava’s Lay – Anthology of short stories inspired by Slavic mythology (Slavin poj – ANTOLOGIJA PRIČA INSPIRIRANIH SLAVENSKOM MITOLOGIJOM published by VAT Vitez, 2013.
-Myth Anthology, A Panorama of Short Stories from Bosnia and Herzegovina – a collection prefaced by Anto Zirdum

Anto Zirdum’s stories and essays have been selected for 30 collections, and a great many literary journals and magazines, and he wrote several plays, of which three were performed:
-Incognito (monodrama), 1987
– Bellum Batonianu (Rat batona), 2009
– First Surgeon (Prvi kirurg), 2010

His works are published in several anthologies:
– Croatian Literature of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the 15th century until now – Anthology of poetry and prose, (Hrvatska knjizevnost Bosne i Hercegovine od XV. stoljeca do danas – Antologija, poezije i proze), published by Hrvatska Misao, 25-26, MH Sarajevo 2002/2003 (selected by dr. Milos Okuka)
– Anthology of Croatian SF stories, (Antologija hrvatske ZF price) Rijeka 2005 (selected by Zarko Milenic).
– Language and Cliff (Jezik i hrid) Mostar 2005 (selected by ZdravkoKordic)
– Anthology of Fantasy Short Stories from Bosnia and Herzegovina, (Antologija BH fantasticne price) published by Prometej Zenica 2007
– Antology – regia fantastica, published by SCI&FI, Beograd 2014.

Zirdum’s stories, poems and essays have been translated into English, German, Macedonian, Hungarian and Slovenian.
Awards:
-For stories at various competitions: two third places, two second and two first.
-For the novel Cesarian he received the Fra GrgoMartic, and Terra Tolis awards.
-For his novel Born on All Soul’s Day, he received the Foundation for Publishing of Federation BiH award.
-For his essay Inclusion and Exclusion he received third prize from the Kumanovo journal Koraci (Steps)
For his novel Teacher of vogue tailoring in Sarajevo 1914 he received the award of the publishing Foundation of the Federation of B&H in 2014, and A.B. Šimić award in 2015.

Anto Zirdum is also the editor of the Bosnian fantasy and applied poetry blogs.
https://bhfantasy.wordpress.com/
http://primpo.wordpress.com/
Contact:
anzortia@gmail.com
phone. +387 61 931 314

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