Vesna Goldsworthy

Vesna Goldsworthy (née Bjelogrlić) is a Serbian writer and poet. She is from Belgrade and obtained her BA in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from Belgrade University in 1985. She has lived in England since 1986.

Currently on the staff of Exeter University, she previously worked at Kingston University where she was Director of the Centre for Suburban Studies, and the University of East Anglia.

Her books include Inventing Ruritania (1998), the memoir Chernobyl Strawberries (2005), and a collection of poems The Angel of Salonika (2011). Her first novel Gorsky, which updated the story of The Great Gatsby, was published in 2015. Her second novel, Monsieur Ka, which is a development of the story of Anna Karenina, was published in 2018.

Books in order of publication:

Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination, Yale University Press, 1998

Chernobyl Strawberries, Atlantic Books, 2005

The Angel of Salonika, Salt Publishing, 2011

Gorsky, The Overlook Press, 2015

Monsieur Ka, Chatto and Windus, 2018

Iron Curtain: A Love Story – 2022

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