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BEARA

By Ivica Đikić

Cortoliterary

Matchmaking Literature and Film 2018

ORIGINAL TITLE

Beara

english titlE

Srebrenica. A Story of Evil

 

 

 

WRITER

Ivica Đikić

 Ivica Đikić

Ivica Đikić

WRITERS BIO

Ivica Đikić (1977) is winner of the Mesa Selimovic Award and T-portal literary award. Heis the author and screenwriter of the acclaimed TV show The Paper (2016-2018), which reached worldwide reception by coming to Netflix.

LOGLINE of the book

Outstanding and unflinching documentary novel that follows the events that took place in the course of the three days and nights (between 13 and 16 July 1995) during which eight thousand Bosniaks were killed in the area of Srebrenica.

synopsis of the book / STORY

The intention of this non-fiction novel is to research and to understand, using literary means, how was it possible for a JNA officer, raised in the spirit of Yugoslavia and genuinely devoted to the Yugoslav ideal and Titoism, to take charge of the operation to kill eight thousand people based exclusively on their ethnicity and religion.

The main character is Colonel Ljubiša Beara, General Ratko Mladić’s second in command on the Main Staff of the VRS and its Chief of Security. Colonel Beara (born in Sarajevo in 1939), had been a professional naval intelligence officer since 1963, Head of the Yugoslav National Army (JNA) Security Service in the naval district of Split, and the Chief of the JNA Security Service between 1982 and the beginning of the war in 1991. Beara was the main operative who organised the killing and burial of the thousands murdered in Srebrenica.

WRITERs statement

By the agreement with Corto Literary Agency, the author gives his consent that the agency will represent his work in his best interest.

pUBLISHER company profile

Corto Literary Agency is the only literary agency in Croatia specialized in international rights sales. It represents the best Croatian and a number of authors from South-Eastern Europe worldwide. As a co-agent the agency represents foreign publishers, literary agencies and authors, mostly from United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, France, Israel, Spain and South America.

pUBLISHERS bio

 Diana Matulić

Diana Matulić

Diana Matulić is a literary agent and editor with a longstanding experience in publishing and agenting business. For ten years she have worked as a foreign literature editor at largest and most prominent Croatian publishing companies in order to open her own literary agency, the first in Croatia, in 2016. with a vision to broader global readership with the finest voices from the SE region.

MAIN AWARDS / FESTIVALS OF WRITER

Meša Selimović award T-portal Literary Award

PAST MAIN PUBLICATIONS OF WRITER

Repetition. A Love Story (Ponavljanje)
I Dreamed Of The Elephants (Sanjao sam slonove) Circus Columbia (Cirkus Columbia)
Mallow Colour Of Nothing (Ništa sljezove boje)

MAIN BIBLIOGRAPHY & SELECTION IN MAIN FESTIVALS OF PUBLISHER

The novel has been presented to international publishers and agents at London, Frankfurt, Prague and Belgrade book fairs.

AUDIOVISUAL RIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS BY PUBLISHER

Circus Columbia (2010, dir. Danis Tanović)

Project type

Feature Film

genre

Investigation / History / Psychological / Biography / Documentary / Adult / War

SETTING

Bosnian war-zone, early 1990's

languages

Croatian, Bosnian, English

main characters

Colonel Ljubiša Beara / General Ratko Mladić

PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AVAILABLE

Synopsis, blurb, quotes, presentation, sample English translation of the novel

FILM AND TV REFERENCES (Sample films)

In the Land of Blood and Honey / Harrison's Flowers / Saving Private Ryan

TARGET AUDIENCE AGE

45-55

TARGET AUDIENCE PROFILE

Adult, interested in post-WWII European history and Balkan wars

LOCATIONS IN WHICH STORY TAKES PLACE

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia

AGE IN WHICH STORY TAKES PLACE

1990-2000

AVAILABLE RIGHTS

TV (Film and Series)

AVAILABLE RIGHTS FOR TERRITORIES

Global

represented by

Cortoliterary - Diana Matulić

OTHER DOCUMENTS

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