Ivo Andrić (1892-1975)

Death: 13th March 1975
Location: Novo Groblje (New Cemetery), Belgrade, Serbia
Photo taken by: Babsi
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Yugoslav novelist, poet and short story writer who was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Literature. His writings dealt mainly with life in his native Bosnia under Ottoman rule. His best known work is Na Drini ćuprija / The Bridge on the Drina. It is a historical novel that revolves around the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad, which spans the Drina River and stands as a silent witness to history from its construction by the Ottomans in the mid-16th century until its partial destruction during World War I. The story spans about four centuries and covers the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian occupations of the region, with a particular emphasis on the lives, destinies and relations of the local inhabitants, especially Serbs and Bosnian Muslims.