Saša Stanišić

Longlist, 2022 National Book Awards

Saša Stanišić was born in Višegrad (Yugoslavia) in 1978 and has lived in Germany since 1992. His debut novel, How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, was translated into 31 languages; Before the Feast was a bestseller and won the renowned Leipzig Book Fair Prize.
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Where You Come From

ISBN 9781951142759 Tin House Books

In August, 1992, a boy and his mother flee the war in Yugoslavia and arrive in Germany. Six months later, the boy’s father joins them, bringing a brown suitcase, insomnia, and a scar on his thigh. More about this book >

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Saša Stanišić

Saša Stanišić was born in Višegrad (Yugoslavia) in 1978 and has lived in Germany since 1992. His debut novel, How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, was translated into 31 languages; Before the Feast was a bestseller and won the renowned Leipzig Book Fair Prize.

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