Nikola Trajković Prize for the Serbian Translation of a Poetry Book
On Friday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m., the Prize of the Nikola Trajković Fund of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts will be awarded at the SASA Club Lounge to Saša Đorđević for his translation from Modern Greek of the book of verse, Mine Collector, by Euphrosyne Manda-Lazarou, published by Treći Trg and Čigoja Štampa, Belgrade, 2017. The jury comprised of Dejan Ilić, president, and Biljana Isailović, Vera Horvat, Miloš Konstantinović and Goran Petrović, evaluated books of poetry translated into Serbian and published in 2016 and 2017 and reached a unanimous decision on this year’s laureate.
Saša Đorđević was born in the town of Bor, eastern Serbia. He received his BA degree at the Department of Modern Greek Studies of the Belgrade Faculty of Philology in 2005. He started his postgraduate studies in 2006 at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, on a stipend from the Leventis Foundation, where he earned his MA degree in Modern Greek philology in June of 2009. The same year, he was accepted for doctoral studies in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Cyprus. He taught modern Greek literature at the Department of Modern Greek Studies of the Belgrade Faculty of Philology from 2009 to 2016. From September of 2016, he was engaged as a stipendiary fellow at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, and, since September of 2018, he has been teaching Modern Greek at the School of Greek at the same University as an associate fellow. Đorđević has collaborated on various scholarly projects in Cyprus. He has been translating contemporary Greek works of literature since 2014.