1938 – 2013
Who was Mirko Kovač?
Mirko Kovač was a Montenegrin, Croatian, and Serbian writer.
Kovač was born in the village of Petrovići near Nikšić.
His works are novels: Gubilište, Moja sestra Elida, Malvina, Ruganje s dušom, Vrata od utrobe, Uvod u drugi život, Kristalne rešetke, Grad u zrcalu, and collections of short stories: Rane Luke Meštrovića i Nebeski zaručnici; collection of essays: Evropska trulež i drugi eseji, Na odru, Cvjetanje mase, Elita gora od rulje; film scripts Okupacija u 26 slika and others. He published Knjiga pisama with Serbian writer Filip David.
He received: Serbian Andic prize 1987, Swedish PEN Tucholsky Award, German Herder Prize, Montenegrin Njegoš Award and Trinaestojulska award, Slovenian Vilenica Award, Croatian Vladimir Nazor Award etc. He lived in Belgrade but moved to Rovinj, Croatia, his wife's hometown, after Milošević came to power.