Croatian Addiction

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am on a personal mission to read a variety of Croatian novels, translated into English. After completing each book, I will review the title on my blog, as well as make notes about various authors and novels on this page. As I’ve discovered over the months, my options are not extensive, so I may have to venture into non-fiction territory. However, some of you provided such a great and interesting list of suggestions, I think my only challenge will be locating them at the library or a bookstore. My intention is to keep a running list of Croatian links, authors, and literary information for future reference.

In addition to Croatian books, I am very interested in reading other Slavic writers translated into English. Ukrainian, Polish, and Russian etc. fiction is also of interest to me.

Please feel free to leave helpful links or book recommendations in the comments!


Dubravka Ugresic (Official Website)

Croatian World Network

Check out Ooligan Press for titles from its Croatian Series

10 Croatian/Serbian Authors Available in English


1. A Castle in Romagna by Igor Stiks (Croatian/Serbian)

2. The Ministry of Pain by Dubravka Ugresic (Croatian)

3. The Funeral Party by Ludmila Ulitskaya (Russian)

4. Snow Man by David Albahari (Canadian/Croatian/Serbian)

5. Frida’s Bed by Slavenka Drakulic (Croatian)

6. Two Underdogs and a Cat by Slavenka Drakulic (Croatian)

7. Zagreb Exit South by Edo Popovic (Croatian)

8. The Survival League by Gordan Nuhanovic (Croatian)

9. Thirst by Andrei Gelasimov (Russian)

10. Thank You for Not Reading by Dubravka Ugresic (Croatian)

5 thoughts on “Croatian Addiction

  1. I don’t know much about Croatian novels (I have only been on holidays there).
    I am in love with some great “russian” literature, my favorite writer is Milan Kundera (Czech) and if you haven’t read “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” it should be on your list.
    I would also advise “The Master and Margarita” by Bulgakov and “The Idiot” by Dostoevsky.

  2. I just came across your blog and I think I may have to add it to my list I read.

    Um…with regards to Slavic novels, I have tried reading Henryk Sienkiewicz’s Trilogy (starting with With Fire and Sword). They’re long, but he did win the Nobel for literature.

    I’ve also been told Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz is supposed to be really good and I’ve wanted to read Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov.

    • Thank you so much for the compliment! I’m glad you had the chance to visit!

      I will certainly have to check out Fire & Sword and I haven’t heard of Mickiewicz or Goncharov but I will see what I can find at the Library next time I’m there.

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