by award-winning Montenegrin novelist – Andrej Nikolaidis. ruminations on parenthood, father-son relationships, the City of Ulcinj, what is truth, what is sin?. Andrej Nikolaidis is a Bosnian novelist, columnist, and political adviser. His novel Sin (The Son) won the European Union Prize for Literature in FICTION. Andrej Nikolaidis. © ampimargini. Andrej Nikolaidis is a contemporary writer from one of Europe’s newest and smallest states: The Son (Sin, ).

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Among the Lost by Emiliano Monge tr. The train enters the Austrian capital with the narrator ready to sell what the contents of his briefcase: Buy Direct from our Books page using PayPal secure service.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! While it took me longer than usual to finish, this was not because the story was dull or tedious, but because I savoured each page and did not want this thought-provoking book to end.

I must admit Will Firth – looking for a new voice from this region and the new country of Montenegro – has turned up a real gem and a strong new voice.

He detests everyone, every religion, every human attachment, every philosophy. Email required Address never made public. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Andrej Nikolaidis

If there is justice in the world, Nikolaidis’ novel should become a bestseller bigger than the novels of James Patterson or John Nikolaieis. This is a portrait of a love-less landscape delivered with a polemical, sensuous language and heaps of dark humour.

An ardent supporter of Montenegrin independence, [2] anti-war activist and promoter of human rights, especially minority rights, Nikolaidis initially became known for his political views and public feuds, appearing adrej local television and in newspapers with his razor-sharp political commentaries.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His first critically acclaimed novel “Mimesis” was very well received in Croatia, Bosnia and among liberal Montenegrin intellectuals, [ citation needed ] where local independent media compares his expression and attitude to andrsj one of Thomas Bernhard.

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This site uses cookies. In a January 11, article at the Analitika website portalanalitika. Infollowing the breakout of ethnic strife in Bosnia that soon erupted into an all-out war, Nikolaidis’ family moved to Ulcinj, Montenegro. Our insomniac narrator finds mild interest in life through the most outrageous stories about serial killers.

To see what your nikolaiidis thought of this book, please nkkolaidis up. I will check the Book Depository for this one. Sincehe has been employed as an advisor for culture and free society in the parliament of Montenegro.

Incapable of finding inner calm he steps into the warm Mediterranean night that has fallen in the city of Ulcinj, itself a multilayered mixture of European dimensions, African influences and the communist past.

Extra house points must be awarded to Andrej Nikolaidis for having the wit, intelligence and balls to take a literary baseball bat to the knees of one of the most over quoted sentences from the giant of Russian literature: He is also married to a famous poet from the region. Instead I chose vulgar manifestations of evil.

So it is about time I got my life back in order and returned to blogging about books in translation. Quotes from The Son. However little we expect of life, it gives us even less. Crazy though it may seem, it appears that the win who gave birth to him was actually one of an elite band of trained killers employed by the Yugoslav Secret Services to liquidate political opponents abroad, and his entire childhood the carefully orchestrated plan of this same organisation.



It could be a story of heartbreak, a comedy, the philosophical reflections of a man who has lost too much too quickly. Would the novel be morose yet shaped by grim humour? As soon as I opened my agency ,though it seems all of Ulcnj decided to start killing ,robbing ,abducting nikolwidis raping. David rated it really liked it Aug 15, He is considered by many to be one of the most influential intellectuals of the younger generati Andrej Nikolaidis was born in in Sarajevo, to a mixed Montenegrin-Greek abdrej.

Postage within Europe only. SO the coming is An. Stephen Cater rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Tony Messenger Messenger’s Booker. And there was plenty of adultery too it seems to be close to a dozen marriages torn apart. Oppure, sempre concentrandosi sullo schifo, il protagonista si interessa alle storie di serial killer, e ci racconta di alcuni cannibali di cui ha letto.

The son is a devastating short novel, full of melancholy and despair, written by the author from Sarajevo who already surprised us with The Coming You are commenting using your WordPress. On his journey into the night, the writer meets an assortment of characters: I think you are right about translated fiction giving us the chance to go beyond our own realities to see what other cultures are like — I need to read more just for that reason.