Book Launch of Iron Curtain by Vеsna Goldsworthy, April 9, 2022


Book launch of Iron Curtain by Vesna Goldsworthy FRSL at November Gallery, Belgrade with the particiation of Branko Rosic BEM and S. G. Markovich MBE


On April 9, 2022, November Gallery in Belgrade organised a book launch of Vesna Goldsworthy’s latest novel Iron Curtain in the presence of prominent Belgrade scholars, artists, film directors and journalists. Two board members of the Anglo-Serbian Society spoke at the event. The book was published in February 2022, almost simultaneously in London (by Chatto and Windus) and in Belgrade in Serbian translation (by Geopoetika). Mr. Srdjan Saper opened the event on behalf of November Gallery. Branko Rosic BEM spoke about the work of Vesna Goldsworthy and many interviews that he made with her. Slobodan G. Markovich MBE spoke about both her academic contribution for the understanding of the Balkans in Britain and globally, and on the significance of her latest novel. He offered an interpretation of how the concept of Ruritania influenced her overall work and how it contributed to the overcoming of East-West dichotomies. Excerpts from the book were read by N1 journalists Miloš Milovanović. Vesna Goldsworthy FRSL spoke about her inspiration for her novels and her project of three novels (Gorsky, Monsieur K and Iron Curtain) covering three periods in London: just after WW2, in the 1980s, and at the beginning of the 21st century. She explained how the project was completed in the period 2007-2021, and why it did not follow the chronological order. A cocktail party was organised after the book launch with booksigning by the author. The event was sponsored by I&F Grupa/McCann.


Vesna Goldsworthty, “Writing between two Cultures: Reflections of an Anglo-Serbian Writer”, in S. G. Markovich (ed.), British-Serbian Relations from the 18th to the 21st Centuries (Belgrade: Centre for British Studies and Zepter Book World, 2018).

Slobodan G. Markovich, “Slične drame naizgled različitih kultura“ [“Similar Dramas or Seemingly Different Cultures”], Novi magazin (April, 07, 2022).