Vesna Goldsworthy comes from Belgrade. She began her writing life as a poet and aged 22 performed her poetry to thirty thousand people at a football stadium. At 24 she moved to the UK and started writing in English, her third language. Her widely-translated books include a prize-winning poetry collection The Angel of Salonika; an internationally bestselling memoir, Chernobyl Strawberries; and the London-based novels Gorsky (longlisted for the 1016 Women’s Prize for Fiction) and Monsieur Ka. A former BBC World Service journalist, she is now an academic and occasional broadcaster.


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