Korpa 0 0. Believing they were being taken to a better camp, Belgrade's Jews would climb into the truck with a sense of relief. Mainly women, children and the elderly, they expected a long and uncomfortable trip but, after crossing the border, their journey would come to an abrupt end. Here the drivers would get out and attach a hose from the exhaust to the back of the truck-Over the course of a few months in the Nazis systematically exterminated the majority of Serbia's Jews using carbon monoxide and specially designed trucks. The only information the narrator of this bleakly comic novel can find about the summer when his relatives disappeared is the names of the truck drivers: G-tz and Meyer. During his research he becomes fascinated by the unknowable characters and daily lives of these men.
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About David Albahari. David Albahari. Albahari writes mainly novels and short stories. He is also an established translator from English into Serbian. He is a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
He graduated from the University of Belgrade. He became better known to wider audience in with a volume "Opis smrti" Description of Death for which he got Ivo Andric's award. In he became the chair of the Federation of Jewish Communes of Yugoslavia, and worked on evacuation of the Jewish population from Sarajevo.
In , he moved with his family to Calgary in the Canadian province of Alberta, where he still lives. He continues to write and publish in the Serbian language. In the late eighties, Albahari initiated the first formal petition to legalize marijuana in Yugoslavia. He has been contributing to Geist magazine. Books by David Albahari. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more Trivia About David Albahari A No trivia or quizzes yet.
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Ethnicity: "Jewish. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, collecting stamps, rock and roll. Ivo Andric Award, best collection of short stories published in Yugoslavia in , , for Opis smrti; Stanislav Vinaver Award for short stories, , and Branko Copic Award for fiction, , both for Pelerina; international writer in residence, Markin-Flanagan distinguished writers program, University of Calgary, ; Canada Council Arts grant, ; NIN Award, best novel published in Yugoslavia in , , for Mamac. Contributor to periodicals, including In Motion Magazine. Savremena americka knjizevnost title means "Contemporary American Literature"; fiction and poetry , Gradac Cacak, Serbia , Serbian writer David Albahari is among the literary lights of the former Yugoslavia.
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