Dubravka Ugresic: Nostalgia, Ostalgia, and Memory Stick

THU, OCT 13, 2011 (55:30)

Croatian-born author Dubravka Ugresic talks about her life during Communist rule in Eastern Europe, 20 years after its collapse. She discusses how we become "archivists of our own lives" and whether the treatment of the past is different in post-Communist countries.

+ BIO: Dubravka Ugrešic

Dubravka Ugrešic was born in the former Yugoslavia (Croatia). She is a novelist, essayist, and literary scholar and the author of seven works of fiction and six collections of essays. She has won, or been shorlisted for, more than a dozen prizes, including the NIN Award, Austrian State Prize for European Literature, Heinrich Mann Prize, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, Man Booker International Prize, and the James Tiptoe Jr. Award. In 2016, she received the Neustadt International Prize for Literature (the “American Nobel”) for her body of work.

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