Borislav Pekić (1930–1993) was born in Montenegro, Yugoslavia. In 1948 he was accused of organizing a student conspiracy against the state and sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor. He was pardoned in 1954. Ten years later he won a major Yugoslav literary prize for The Time of Miracles. One of Yugoslavia’s most acclaimed writers, he lived in England from 1971 until his death.
Bojan Mišić holds an M.A. in comparative literature from San Diego State University.