Sorry, this site requires JavaScript enabled.
Head of Zeus
Bosnian Chronicle
Bosnian Chronicle by Ivo Andrić, introduction by Michael Schmidt, translated by Celia Hawkesworth

For as long as anyone can remember, the little café known as 'Lutvo's' has stood at the far end of the Travnik bazaar. In the remote town of Travnik, the newly appointed French consul soon finds himself intriguing against his Austrian rival, whilst dealing with a colourful cast of Bosnian notables, Orthodox priests, Jewish merchanges and Muslim farmers.

Head of Zeus, an Apollo Library book * Fiction
07 Apr 2016 * 432pp * £10 * 9781784971120
'he wealth and variety of its fictional elements carry it so far beyond the confines of a straightforward novel, it cannot be limited to such a description. It puts one in mind of a collection of tales, but no collection of tales (not even A Thousand and One Nights) ever possessed such a unity and continuity of theme'
George Perec
'In a novel with the range and sweep of BOSNIAN CHRONICLE, the main conflict is between the large forces of history, religion and ideology of east and west. Their passing embodiment in lives vividly portrayed gives history a hundred telling faces and voices'
Michael Schmidt
Cultures and nationalities, East and West, merge and clash in a reading experience like no other. This exhilarating book of a lifetime was completed in 1945 and it won the 1961 Nobel Prize for Andric... It leaps off the page through the characters and their exchanges with each other'
Irish Times

Ivo Andrić

Ivo Andrić
Ivan 'Ivo' Andrić (1892–1975) is the author of THE BRIDGE ON THE DRINA and other works. He was born to a Croat family in a small Bosnian town near Travnik in what was then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt is the founder of Carcanet Press and the general editor of PN Review. He was until recently Professor of Poetry at the University of Glasgow. He has also been Writer in Residence at St John's College, Cambridge.
ALSO BY Michael Schmidt
Lives of the Poets
Now In November
My Son, My Son
Heaven's My Destination
Delta Wedding
The Man Who Loved Children
The First Poets
The Stone Angel
The Council of Egypt
South Wind

Celia Hawkesworth

Celia Hawkesworth
Celia Hawkesworth is a renowned academic and translator of Serbo-Croat literature.
An Indecent Obsession
The Fundamentals of Caring
Something Quite Beautiful
The Game
A Christmas Wish
No Greater Love - Box Set
The Ten Pound Ticket
Little Sisters
The Cloning of Joanna May
The Rules of Life
Darcy's Utopia
Life Force
The Shrapnel Academy
Worst Fears
Leader Of The Band
Moon Over Minneapolis
Wicked Women
Fay Weldon Omnibus
The Ted Dreams
Three-and-a-Half Heartbeats
The Royal We
Little Miracle
The Perfect Marriage
Imogen's Baby
Miss Potterton's Birthday Tea
Secrets We Keep
The Other Wives Club
Just the Two of Us
A Life Without You
The Prophet
In White Ink
The Christmas Café
Bosnian Chronicle
Second Chance Café
The Conductor
The Sentinel