Srđan Valjarević, born in 1967 in Belgrade, has been one of the most observed young authors in Serbia since the beginning of the 1990s. In 1998 he was the Rockefeller grant holder in Italian Bellagio. His volume of poetry Džo Frejzer i 49 pesama (1992) (title of the English translation: Joe Frazier and 49 poems) has been reprinted several times and translated into English, French and Swedish. In 2006 he received the Literary Prize of the Serbian Association of Writers for the diary Dnevnik druge zime. His novel Komo (title of the English translation: Lake Como) has been published in Croatian, German, French, Italian and Albanian and has been awarded the Bank Austria Literaris Sponsorship Prize as well as the Prix des lecteurs du Var.