Ivan Vladislavić

Ivan Vladislavić was born in Pretoria in 1957 and moved to Johannesburg in the ’70s to study at Wits. He has lived in the city ever since and has published five works of fiction and numerous non-fiction pieces. As an editor, Vladislavić has worked with many of SA’s major writers. He co-edited blank: Architecture, Apartheid and After with Hilton Judin and edited T’kama-Adamastor, a book of essays on the paintings of Cyril Coetzee. His most recent publication is on artist Willem Boshoff. Writing awards include the Olive Schreiner Prize for Missing Persons (1991), the CNA Literary Award for The Folly (1993), the Thomas Pringle for Publishing in Africa for Propaganda by Monuments (1997) and the Sunday Times Fiction Prize for The Restless Supermarket (2002). He won the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for Portrait with Keys- Joburg & What What in 2007.

101 Detectives: Stories, and an interview with Ivan Vladislavić

Ivan Vladislavić, Karina Magdalena Szczurek Books and writers 2015-07-21

On literary festivals:  “But in my experience their primary function is to entertain readers. They appeal mainly to regular book buyers, to the people who join book clubs."

Sunday Times Alan Paton Award 2007: Ivan Vladslavić for Portrait with Keys

Ivan Vladislavić, Ivan Vladislavić Books and writers 2007-06-20

Written over eight years, Ivan Vladislavić’s Portrait with Keys - Joburg & What What is a sequence of 138 passages depicting a shifting Johannesburg.