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Tanja Stupar-Trifunović
Author from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tanja Stupar-Trifunović

Tanja Stupar-Trifunović
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Intro Author from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Is Writer Prosaist Poet Author
From Bosnia and Herzegovina
Field Literature
Gender female
Birth 20 August 1977, Zadar, Zadar County, Croatia
Age 45 years
Star sign Leo
University of Banja Luka
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Tanja Stupar-Trifunović (born 1977) is an author from Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Stupar-Trifunović was born in 1977 in Zadar, Croatia. She left Zadar with her family at the beginning of the Yugoslav wars. She attended the University of Banja Luka and currently lives in Banja Luka.


Stupar-Trifunović's writing often explores loss and the lives of women, specifically in the context of the Yugoslav wars.

Primarily a poet, Stupar-Trifunović has also published a novel, as well as short stories, columns and literary reviews. Her first novel, Satovi u majčinoj sobi (Clocks in my mother’s room), was published in 2014.

Poetry and short story collections published by Stupar-Trifunović include:

  • Kuća od slova (1999, Zadužbina, “Petar Kočić” Banja Luka)
  • Uspostavljanje ravnoteže (2002, KOV)
  • Adornova svraka (2007, Zalihica)
  • O čemu misle varvari dok doručkuju (2008, Zoro), poetry, title translates to What Barbarians Are Thinking about While Having Breakfast
  • Glavni junak je čovjek koji se zaljubljuje u nesreću (2010, Zaklada Fra Grgo Martić), poetry, title translates to The Hero is the Man Who Falls in Love with Calamity

Poetry by Stupar-Trifunović has been translated into several languages including English, German, Polish, French, Macedonian, Romanian, Slovene and Danish.

Stupar-Trifunović currently works as Editor for the literary magazine Putevi and is developing her second novel.


In 2016, Stupar-Trifunović won the European Union Prize for Literature for her novel Satovi u majčinoj sobi (Clocks in my mother’s room). The novel was also short listed for the 2014 NIN Award (considered the leading Serbian literary prize). In 2013 it won the Zlatna sova third-place award for the best novel manuscript in Serbian language.

In 2008, Stupar-Trifunović was shortlisted in the poetry category of the CEE Literature Award.

Her poetry collection, O čemu misle varvari dok doručkuju, was shortlisted for the ProCredit Bank Literature Award for East and Southeast Europe.

In 2009 Glavni junak je čovjek koji se zaljubljuje u nesreću won the Fra Grgo Martić Literary Award.


In January 2017, Stupar-Trifunović began an artists-in-residence programme at the Q21 in Vienna.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 24 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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