7 December 1955 Born in Cepur near Paracin.
1979-1992 Magazine editor (Student, Knjizevna rec, Vreme), periodicals (Vidici, Knjizevnost) and book series (Pegaz, Albatros, Retrospektive). In addition to the literary critical activity, edits, organizes and translates Serbian and Hispanic literature of XX century and political history of the nineteenth and twentieth century thematic publications and books.
1983 to 2013 Edited nearly a thousand books on literature, history, law and economics. Published fiction: Smiling Lions Should Come (Zagreb, 1983) and The Elegance of the Soul (Belgrade, 1989)
1993 Established the publishing house “Pillars of Culture”. The house brings together leading Serbian authors, its books are printed in over one million copies, it won all the major awards in the country and the region and had over 200 translations in 35 countries. On its twentieth anniversary, 6 July 2013, it ceased with the publication of books.
1999 Established an expert network “G17 Plus” (with M. Dinkic). In 2001 chaired the network. When the network became a political party, accepted the post of the deputy briefly, but soon withdrew from the party and from political life. The party elected him honorary president in the absence.
2001-2002 President of the Association of Publishers and Booksellers of Serbia and Montenegro.
2002 Became a member of the Crown Council. The member of PEN International and Serbian Literary Society
2004-2007 Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. (From March to July 2004, the acting President of Serbia). At his proposal the National Assembly unanimously reestablished the coat of arms, flag and anthem of Serbia on 17 August 2004 and on 5 June 2006 adopted a Decision on Serbia’s independence. Managed the writing, declared and signed the Serbian Constitution of 2006.
2011-2012 Minister of Culture, Media and Information Society in the Government of Serbia. During this period presided over the Council of Ministers of Culture of the South East Europe.
2012-2013 Deputy in the National Assembly. Head of the National Assembly delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea countries. (Returned his mandate in August 2013 and withdrew from politics.)
2015 Married to Vesna Markovic (has a son, Jakov, from his first marriage)