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Ivo Andric

Ivo Andric (1892 - 1975), a Croatian-Serbian novelist, short story writer, and Nobel Prize winner. Andric was born near Travnik[?], Bosnia (then part of Austria-Hungary). He started his education in Sarajevo's Gymnasium and continued studies at the universities in Krakow, Vienna, and Graz. Because of his political activities, Andric was interned by the Austrian government during World War I in the Doboj[?] Austrian detention camp alongside with civilian Serbs and pro-Serb Yugoslavs. Under the newly formed Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (later the Kingdom of Yugoslavia), Andric held a number of diplomatic posts, including that of ambassador to Germany. His ambassadorship ended in 1941, and during World War II Andric lived in Belgrade. The material for his works was mainly drawn from the history, folklore and culture of his native Bosnia. Andric wrote in the Serbo-Croatian language, and of his works translated into English the best known are the following:

The last earned him the Nobel Prize for literature in 1961.

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