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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 "Remnants".

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:
REMNANTS


"The Scent of Rain – a ballet for Riki" was premiered in Sarajevo, 1992, and in Belgrade at the "October Music Festival".

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" Theater.

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 Polish.


She won the following awards: