Radovanovic, Ivan 1961-
RADOVANOVIC, Ivan 1961-
Born 1961, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). Education: Belgrade University Law School, graduated.
Home—Serbia. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Palgrave Macmillan, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.
Journalist and novelist. Politica (newspaper), writer; Borba (daily newspaper), war reporter; Vreme (newspaper), war reporter based in Sarajevo; Dnevi Telegraf (daily newspaper), reporter, 1996; Evropljanin (weekly journal), assistant chief editor, 1997-99; Vecernje Novosti (daily newspaper), Sarajevo, chief editor, beginning 1999. Media Center Belgrade, education coordinator, beginning 1999.
Nista, Stubovi kulture, 1999.
Kratka istorija zivota u mrtvom gradu, Stubovi kulture, 1999.
(With Dragan Bujosevic) Peti October: dvadeset i cetiri sata prevrata, Medija Centar (Belgrade, Serbia), 2001, translated by Dusica Vujic and Ivanka Grkovic as October Fifth: A Twenty-four-Hour Coup, Press Documents Edition (Belgrade, Serbia), 2001, published as The Fall of Milosevic: The October Fifth Revolution, Palgrave Macmillan (New York, NY), 2003.
Serbian journalist Ivan Radovanovic joined with colleague Dragan Bujosevic to write The Fall of Milosevic: The October Fifth Revolution. Written shortly after Serbian dictator and convicted war criminal Slobodan Milosevic fell from power following an attempt at rigging the nation's 2000 elections, Radovanovic and Bujosevic's effort presents a minute-by-minute of the overthrow of the Serbian government by the thousands of demonstrators who gathered in the city of Belgrade. Noting that the authors—both respected journalists—interviewed numerous individuals from both the old and new guard, Marcia L. Sprules wrote in Library Journal that "their vivid, fast-paced account gives a good sense of the chaos and excitement" of October 5, 2000. While an Economist critic found the work "fascinating but confusing" because of the lack of background material provided on Milosevic himself, in the Times Literary Supplement Mark Almond dubbed the British edition of The Fall of Milosevic a "remarkably enlightening first draft of a history of the fall" of the Serbian leader that "casts a shadow across the naive presentation of the Serbian revolution as simply the upheaval of a long-suffering people against their deluded tyrant."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Economist, March 10, 2001, review of October Fifth: A Twenty-four-Hour Coup, p. 86.
Library Journal, March 15, 2003, Marcia L. Sprules, review of The Fall of Milosevic: The October Fifth Revolution, p. 102.
Times Literary Supplement, September 7, 2001, Mark Almond, review of October Fifth, p. 28.
Serbian Unity Congress Web site,http://www.suc.org/ (October 7, 2003), "Ivan Radovanovic."*