Born in Vrgorac in 1967, Drago Glamuzina graduated in comparative literature and philosophy from Zagreb’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He worked as a journalist at Vjesnik and as an editor at Nacional News Magazine. From 2003 to 2011, he worked as the editor-in-chief at Profil Publishing, and since 2011 he works as the editor-in-chief of VBZ Publishing. His poetry, prose and literary criticism have been published in various magazines, in newspapers and broadcast on the radio. With Roman Simić he compiled an anthology of Croatian erotic short stories Libido.hr. His publications include Mesari (Butchers, poetry, Naklada MD, Zagreb, 2001), Tri (Three, a novel, Profil, Zagreb, 2008), Je li to sve (Is That All, poetry, VBZ, Zagreb, 2009), and a book of selected poems called Sami u toj šumi accompanied by photographs by Stanko Abadžić (Alone in that Forest, Bibliofil, Zagreb, 2011). Mesari won the Vladimir Nazor Book of the Year Award and the Kvirin Prize for the Best Book of Poetry, and was translated into German (Wieser Verlag, Klagenfurt, 2008), Macedonian (Makedonska reč, Skopje, 2004), and Slovene (Litera, Maribor, 2001) and selections from it were also published in German, English and Polish. In 2009 Mesari was also published in Serbia by Naklada Profil Belgrade. His second book of poetry, Je li to sve, was translated into Macedonian (Makedonska reč, 2010). His novel Tri won the T-portal’s Award for the best Croatian novel published in 2008. Besides Croatia, Tri appeared in Serbia (Rende, Belgrade, 2009), Macedonia (Makedonska reč, 2009), and Slovenia (Beletrina, 2013). His latest poetry collection is entitled Everest (Fraktura, 2016.)
This collection of poems presents the reader with that part of male-female relations we could, in line with the title of the collection, without hesitation call butchering, a mutual tattoo, a fight for the right of the voice of the Other. This is a narrative poetry that will appeal to the readers of Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Anais Nin or Raymond Carver.
Fraktura, 2016, 96 pages
selection of poems available in English
Translation rights sold: Macedonia (Makedonika litera), Slovenia (Apokalipsa)
Drago Glamuzina writes about people who still feel, pay the price for each pleasure, suffer, but also live and yearn for the Other. They are the people whose life does not end in the moment when all the computers and smartphones are turned off. They continue to search for that elusive thing which still, like a never lost experience, offers the mystery of non-repeatability.
Translation rights sold: Bosnia & Herzegovina (Buybook), North Macedonia (Goten Publishing)
The Second Law of Thermodynamics follows a group of writers and their friends, gathered at a dinner party in honor of the special guest, the celebrated American author Jonathan Franzen. In the course of the tumultuous evening, each of them has to share an intimate story, something personal and traumatic never told anyone.
Profil International, 2008, 249 pages
18-pages excerpt available in English
complete German translation
Translation rights sold: Bulgaria (Hermes), Serbia (Rende), Macedonia (Makedonska reč), Slovenia (Beletrina)
For months Three topped the “most read” books lists in Croatia and it won the T-Portal Novel of the Year Award, one of the most prestigious fiction prizes in Croatia. Written in a style manner of Raymond Carver, with a subtle influence of Milan Kundera, this masterful novel about one-but-every love triangle gives us a fascinating and complex portrait of the love demon, the world whose beauty one can`t measure with black and white morality but rather feel under the pulse of the beating heart.
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