Ivan Vladislavic

Agent:  Isobel Dixon

Biography: Ivan Vladislavić is an award-winning author of several acclaimed novels, short story collections, non-fiction and essay works, including THE FOLLY, THE RESTLESS SUPERMARKET, PORTRAIT WITH KEYS, THE EXPLODED VIEW, DOUBLE NEGATIVE, THE LOSS LIBRARY and FLASHBACK HOTEL (which brings together the stories from his previous collections MISSING PERSONS and PROPAGANDA BY MONUMENTS). His newest book is the collection 101 DETECTIVES.

His work is included in the GRANTA BOOK OF THE AFRICAN SHORT STORY and Sylph Editions published A LABOUR OF MOLES in the prestigious Cahiers Series. Ivan Vladislavić was born in Pretoria and lives in Johannesburg, where he is a Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.

‘One of the most imaginative minds at work in South African literature today.’ –  André Brink

‘Ivan Vladislavić is the most significant writer in South Africa today.’ –   Focus on Africa

'One of South Africa's most finely tuned observers' - Ted Hodgkinson, The Times Literary Supplement

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101 DETECTIVES Short Stories, 320 pages And Other Stories, June 2015 A private-eye convention and a tussle over a Pierneef. A young man’s unsettling experience in the American South and a tragedy off the coast of Mauritius. A bizarre night of industrial theatre and a translator at a loss for words. These are but a few of the fictions in 101 DETECTIVES, a new collection of short stories by Ivan Vladislavić, one of South Africa’s most celebrated authors.

101 DETECTIVES

Short Stories, 320 pages
And Other Stories, June 2015

A private-eye convention and a tussle over a Pierneef. A young man’s unsettling experience in the American South and a tragedy off the coast of Mauritius. A bizarre night of industrial theatre and a translator at a loss for words.

These are but a few of the fictions in 101 DETECTIVES, a new collection of short stories by Ivan Vladislavić, one of South Africa’s most celebrated authors.

THE RESTLESS SUPERMARKET Literary fiction, 304 pages. And Other Stories, April 2014 A pompous proof-reader struggles against a rapidly changing world with tragi-comic results. Reminiscent of Borges, Perec, a tour de force of wordplay. 

THE RESTLESS SUPERMARKET

Literary fiction, 304 pages.
And Other Stories, April 2014


A pompous proof-reader struggles against a rapidly changing world with tragi-comic results. Reminiscent of Borges, Perec, a tour de force of wordplay. 

DOUBLE NEGATIVE Literary fiction, 204 pages And Other Stories, November 2013 Winner of the M-Net Award 2011; Winner of the University of Johannesburg Award 2010/2011; Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize 2011. Apartheid-era university dropout Neville is sent to learn some perspective from photographer Saul Auerbach. So begins a haunting written exploration of the art of depiction.  

DOUBLE NEGATIVE

Literary fiction, 204 pages
And Other Stories, November 2013

Winner of the M-Net Award 2011; Winner of the University of Johannesburg Award 2010/2011; Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize 2011.

Apartheid-era university dropout Neville is sent to learn some perspective from photographer Saul Auerbach. So begins a haunting written exploration of the art of depiction.

 

PORTRAIT WITH KEYS Non-fiction essays, 199 pages Portobello Books - October 17, 2006 Winner of the 2007 University of Johannesburg Prize and the 2007 SA Sunday Times Alan Paton Non-Fiction Prize.  A dazzling depiction of life in Johannesburg today.

PORTRAIT WITH KEYS

Non-fiction essays, 199 pages
Portobello Books - October 17, 2006

Winner of the 2007 University of Johannesburg Prize and the 2007 SA Sunday Times Alan Paton Non-Fiction Prize. 

A dazzling depiction of life in Johannesburg today.