Vesna Goldsworthy is Serbian – born in Belgrade in 1961, but living in London since 1986. She writes in English, her third language. She is Professor of Creative Writing at UEA and Exeter and the author of four books: Inventing Ruritania, on the shaping of cultural perceptions of the Balkans; a prize-winning poetry collection, The Angel of Salonika, and two international bestsellers – both serialized on BBC Radio 4 – the memoir Chernobyl Strawberries and, in 2015, the widely-translated, acclaimed novel Gorsky.
Vesna Goldsworthy will appear during The International #RivetingReads Salon on 28 April at Waterstones Piccadilly, part of the Writers of the World Unite! festival. Other guests of The International #RivetingReads Salon are Boris Akunin, Cristina Sánchez-Andrade, Diego Marani, Elif Shafak, George Szirtes, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Rory MacLean, Vaseem Khan and Zinovy Zinik.