Mr. Predrag Marković, writer and translator from Belgrade. Studied at the Faculty of political sciences at Belgrade University in 1980. Received advanced training in the studies of history and culture in Madrid and Barcelona (Spain).
Current functions: 2001-present: president of the Political Council of G17 PLUS and member of the Executive Board; 1993-present: owner of publishing house “Stubovi kulture”; 2000-2001: Speaker of the House, Minister of Culture
Worked as editor in chief of newspapers “Student“, “Književna reč” and “Vreme”, magazines “Vidici”, “Književnost” and editions “Albatros“, “Pegaz“, “Retrospektive“.
Membership and functions in trade or other organizations: member of PEN society and Serbian Writers Society, president of Society of publishers and booksellers of Serbia and Montenegro.
The most important published books: “Smiling lions ought to come”, “ Nobility of the soul”.
The main areas of investigation- history of political ideas of 19th and 20th century at the Balkans. He speaks Russian language fluently and has passive knowledge of Spanish language.