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Ivo Andric

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Net worth 2018: $11 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Travnik
Country: Yugoslav
BirthDay: 9 October 1892
Sigh: Scorpio
Died On: March 13, 1975
Education: Jagiellonian University, University of Graz, University of Zagreb

Ivo Andric was bornon 9 October 1892 in Travnik, Yugoslav, is Novelist. The Bosnian-Croat lineage made Ivo Andric relate himself more as a Croatian initially and later as a Serbian. Majority of his works were written in Serbian but atleast one-third of his works were written in Croatian. He was famous for his trilogy set in his homeland Bosnia that was inhibited by Croats, Turks, Jews, and Serbs, where there was a conflict between the European and Turkish culture. In his works that were written especially after World War, he portrayed the cruelty of war and the feelings of apprehension and isolation encountered by individuals. During his stay at Zagreb, he became associated with Zagreb intelligentsia and Antun Gustav Matos, whose writings had considerable influence over him and his works. He was imprisoned after allegedly having underground connections in the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. It was at this time he was exposed to the writings of Soren Kierkegaard and Fyodor Dostoevsky. He got worldwide recognition when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for his large body of literary work, the most prominent one being the novel, “The Bridge on the Drina’. He was generous enough to donate the Nobel Cash award of $48,000 for the betterment of libraries in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Throughout his life, both personally and in writings, he reflected a true sense of patriotism. Scroll further.


His book ‘Omer-Pasha Latas’ was published posthumously in 1977


After his wife passed away in 1968, he became more of a recluse and stopped involving himself with social activities


In 1958, he married his long time love, Milica Babic-Andric; who was a costume designer at the National Theater in Belgrade and the widow of Nenad Jovanovic


From 1941 to 1945, he penned his most important novels yet: ‘Travnicka hronika’, ‘Na Drini cuprija’ and ‘Gospodica’


His diplomatic career was ascending and he was appointed as deputy minister of foreign affairs in November 1937


In 1935, he headed the political department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


In 1930, he wrote an essay on Simon Bolivar and his travel story, ‘Portugal, zelena zemlja’


He served in the Consulates of Paris and Marseilles, in 1927 and spent most of his free time reading history related to Bosnia and reading the mail of Pierre David, the French diplomat in Travnik


In 1926, he became the member of the Serbian Academy of Science and Art and the same year, his stories, ‘Mara milosnic’ and 'Cudo u Olovu’ were published


By the end of 1924, he was transferred to the Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belgrade


In 1922, he was reassigned to the Consulate in Trieste and the following year, he worked in the Consulate of Graz but his job with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was at stake, as he had not completed his degree


In 1920, his collection of poems titled ‘Nemiri’ and the short story, ‘Put Alije Djerzeleza’ was published


In October 1919, he was employed as a civil servant with the ‘Ministry of Religion’ in Belgrad


With the help of his patron and secondary school professor Tugomir Alaupovic, he studied at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, in 1914


In 1913, he enrolled at the University of Vienna, where he studied literature, philosophy, and history


He obtained a scholarship from the Croatian cultural-educational society in 1912 and subsequently studied at Royal University, in Zagreb


He started writing poetry at a tender age and in 1911, his first poem, ‘U sumrak’ (At Twilight) was published in the ‘Bosanska vila’ (Bosnian Fairy)


In 1903, he joined his mother in Sarajevo and completed his secondary education from the Sarajevo Grammar School


The novel was set in the Napoleonic time spanning 1807 to 1814 and is marked with the Tolstoyan spirit of conflict between reality and loyalty

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