translator, occasional English
Language Teacher. World citizen.
When people ask me to define myself, I always say I’m a nostalgic Serbian expat living in Italy for almost 17 years and Trentina (a citizen of Trentino Alto Adige) by adoption. Upon a graduation in International relations in 2005 I decided to follow my dreams and passion. What I once considered just a childhood hobby, it became all of a sudden reality in autumn 2009 when my first novel, Balkanski virus (The Balkan virus) was published in Serbia. It was one of the most important events of my life. Until then I thought my career would be strictly connected to my studies. I never really considered, not even in my craziest dreams (or better nightmares) being a full time novelist or journalist. At least not until I got the proposal to collaborate with a lifestyle magazine in Serbia. I always say I became a journalist almost for joke. It was never in my life plans to make a living of writing but sometimes, people call it destiny, our plans change. Today, almost seven years after, I can say I’ve learned a lot from each experience I’ve had until know and I am looking forward to learn even more in the future. We are all lifetime learners, aren’t we?