Ksenija PopovicKsenija Popović is a writer and a television journalist from Montenegro.

She was born on February 18th 1977 in Podgorica (Montenegro). She graduated from high school in the USA. She graduated magna cum laude from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan – Italy – English and Spanish Language and Literature. She speaks four foreign languages.

Since the age of eighteen, she published a weekly column Searches in the daily newspaper Pobjeda. She shortly worked as a television journalist for IN television channel, where she covered news stories and presented the show I Want to Know. She also collaborated with publishers Oktoih and Nova knjiga as a translator and editor.

After graduation, she worked as a translator for the government of Montenegro.

In 2004. she published Boy From the Water, thus becoming the first woman to ever publish a novel in Montenegro. The Boy From the Water won the literary prize Isidorinim stazama that same year.

From 2005 until 2012 she worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was a diplomat in Madrid from 2005 until 2006 in the Embassy of Serbia and Montenegro, and in Rome from 2007 until 2009 in the Embassy of Montenegro, where she was Chief of the Consular Section.

From 2010 until 2014 she has a blog Unfinished Sentence.

In 2012 she published her second novel, A Lullaby for Vuk Ničiji, which was adapted into a play for Budva Theatre City and the National theatre in Belgrade.

Since 2012 she has been the Program Director of the Arts and Entertainment department of Atlas television in Podgorica. She hosts talk shows in which she interviews artists.

Since 2012 she is also the Artistic Director of the Podgorica International Book Fair.

She does mixed media art out of hobby.

 

Works:

2004. Boy From the Water, novel, Nova knjiga (five editions)

2006. A Grammar of the Italian Language, Nova knjiga

2012. A Lullaby for Vuk Ničiji, novel Nova knjiga (five editions)

2014. Russian hats, short film, screenwriter and co-producer

2014. Presstitution, play, co-author with Stela Mišković

2014. The Ring, short story, Blic – Generation 23

2014. The Son, short story, Blic – Generation 23

2014. The Scene, short story, Blic – Generation 23

2015. Vuk, film, screenwriter and producer