Igor Štiks is the author of two award-winning novels: A Castle in Romagna and Elijah’s Chair, which has been translated into 15 languages. The theatre play based on Elijah’s Chair won the Grand Prix of the 2011 Belgrade International Theatre Festival (BITEF). His first play, Flour in the Veins, won several awards in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. His monograph Nations and Citizens in Yugoslavia and the Post-Yugoslav States: One Hundred Years of Citizenship was published by Bloomsbury in 2015. He also edited the following collections: Citizenship after Yugoslavia (with J. Shaw, Routledge, 2013), Citizenship Rights (with J. Shaw, Ashgate, 2013) and Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics after Yugoslavia (with S. Horvat, Verso, 2015). For his literary and intellectual work and public engagement he received one of the most prestigious French honours, the Chevalier des arts et des lettres.
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