Gordana Kuić (1942) was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
A graduate in English Language and Literature from the
University of Belgrade, Philology Department, she worked
as the English Teaching Advisor at the American Embassy
in Belgrade, and the Soros Foundation in New York.
She is the award winning author of seven best-selling novels
as well as a book of short stories. Gordana Kuic is a
winner of the prestigious Women's Pen Prize (Zlatno Pero),
5 Golden Best-Sellers, and two Book Fair Prizes.
A prolific author, her titles include: "The Blossom of Linden
in the Balkans", "Twilight in the Balkans",
"Ghosts Over the Balkans", "The Legend
of Luna Levi", "The Fairy Tale of Benjamine
Baruch", "The Ballad of Bohoreta", and
Novels by Gordana Kuić:
THE SCENT OF RAIN IN THE BALKANS
THE BLOSSOM OF LINDEN IN THE BALKANS
TWILIGHT IN THE BALKANS
GHOSTS OVER THE BALKANS
THE LEGEND OF LUNA LEVI
THE FAIRY TALE OF BENJAMIN BARUH
THE BALLAD OF BOHORETA
Book of short stories:
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE NIGHT - seventeen short stories
"The Scent of Rain – a ballet for Riki" was
premiered in Sarajevo, 1992, and in Belgrade at the "October
Nebojša Romčević wrote a screenplay based on the novel
"The Scent of Rain in the Balkans", which was
premiered in Belgrade, on the 12th of April 2009, AT "Madlenianum"
Television series "The Scent of Rain in the Balkans"
(14 episodes) was shown on National Television with great
success. It was directed by Ljubiša Samardžić, screenpaly
by Đorđe Milosavljević.
Televison series "The Blossom of Linden in the Balkans"
(13 episodes) was shown on National Television as well.
It received superb reviews. It was directed by Ivan Stefanović.
"The Scent of Rain in the Balkans" has been
translated into English, French, Hebrew, Slovenian and
She won the following awards: