Milorad Pavic (born 15. X 1929 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia - Sign Libra, Ascendant Scorpio, Aztec horoscope, Serpent). Serbian prose writer and poet, historian of Serbian literature of XVII - XIX century, expert on Serbian Baroque and symbolistic poetry, translator of Pushkin and Byron, university professor (lectures at New Sorbonne, Vienna, Novi Sad, Freiburg, Regensburg, Belgrade), full Member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (elected 1991). Is not a member of any political party. Pavic is a member of Société Européenne de Culture and of the International Council of the Moscow periodical Inostrannaya Literatura.
Pavic is the author of four novels, several books of poetry, four volumes of short stories and one play. Pavic's work has had 67 translations (in separate books) in different languages through the world. Milorad Pavic was nominated for the Nobel prize in literature by experts in Europe, the USA, and Brazil. His wife is Jasmina Mihajlovic, writer and literary critic. They live in Belgrade.
(Bio-bibliographical note by Jasmina Mihajlovic, from the English-language version of Milorad Pavic's home page.)