© Vladimir Arsenijevic
Vladimir Arsenijević was born in 1965 in Pula. He lives and works as a translator in Belgrade, and is one of the best-known spokespersons of the contemporary, alternative, progressive Serbian literary community. He was head of the Belgrade publishing company Rende from 2000 to 2007, and then transferred to the Zagreb publishing company VBZ, where he is in charge of the Belgrade branch. In 1994, Vladimir Arsenijević published his first novel, U potpalublju
(title of English translation: In the Hold
), the first part of the tetralogy Cloaca Maxima
, for which he received the NIN Prize, and which has been translated into twenty languages.