Ana Bilić

Self-employed author

Place of residence: Vienna

Born in Zagreb 1962

 


 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


1981 – 1986 Law Studies, Faculty of Law, Zagreb
1983 – 1984 Political Science Studies, major subject in Journalism, Faculty of Political Sciences, Zagreb
1990 - Bar Examination, Ministry of Justice of Croatia

1990 - 1995 - work as lawyer
1998 – 2000 - Law Studies, University of Vienna
1999 – 2001 - work as judicial translator
since 2002 - work as self-employed writer
since 2003 - work as literary translator
since 2004 - work as lector of Croatian language
2008 – 2009 - Dramatist Grant of wiener wortstätten, Vienna
2008 - acting course, Nora Paul, Vienna

2010 - member of the screenplay-workshop Various Stories, Witcraft Szenario, Vienna
2010 – 2011 - seminar Audio Drama and Radio Art with Prof. Götz Fritsch, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

since 2010 - filmmaker

2011 - 2014 - member of the workshop Authors' Workshop, edition exil, Vienna

since 2012 - textbook author in Croatian language

since 2015 - author and publisher of the book and audio book series "Croatian made easy"

 

ARTS IN TIME


1994 The Life with Root Voles (a selection of short stories), magazine Quorum, Zagreb
1995 Stories about Takas (a selection of short stories), magazine Rival, Rijeka
1996 The Life with Root Voles (a selection of short stories), magazine Rival, Rijeka
1996 Stories about Takas (a selection of short stories), magazine Plima, Zagreb
1997 The Little House (short stories), magazine Rival, Rijeka
1998 Stories about Takas (a selection of short stories), magazine Quorum, Zagreb
1999 Život s voluharicama (The Life with Root Voles), surreal stories, publisher Konzor, Zagreb 
1999 Knjiga o Takama (The Book of Takas), fairy tales for adults, publisher Konzor, Zagreb  
2002 The Little Piece of the Great Sky (Das kleine Stück vom großen Himmel), Novel, publisher Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 
2002 Life is a House with Many Rooms (short story), magazine Loog, Vienna
2002 The Way to Kalištrof (abstract of the manuscript in prose), magazine novi glas, HAK-a, Vienna
2003 The Way to Kalištrof (abstract of the manuscript in prose), magazine novi glas, HAK-a, Vienna
2003 Woman's Day (short story), magazine Put, Časopis Gradišćanskih Hrvatov u Beču, Vienna
2003 Attention, Duckbills! (drama), magazine Književna Rijeka, Rijeka
2004 Dance with Me! (short play), 1. Lesetheater Wien, Literaturhaus Wien, Vienna
2004 Library of Poems in German Language, anthology of lyric, publisher Realis, Gräfelfing near Munich
2004 Poems (a selection of poems), magazine Podium, Vienna
2004 Anthology, the 2nd Award for Literature of Rosenstadt, anthology of lyric, Public Library, Sangerhausen
2005 Schneeweibchen und Eisharfner – a Compacted Picnic on an Artificial Turf (art session), literature, installation with music by Silvia Konrad and Gerhard Hufnagel, Galerie am Park, Vienna
2005 Calaidoscope, anthology in prose, Austrian Association of Writers, Atelier Edition, Vienna
2005 In Search of the European Soul, anthology in prose, NÖ Kulturform, St. Pölten
2005 Love Sorrow (anthology of lyric), publisher Lerato, Oschersleben
2005 Podium-day of Lyric, flyer of the magazine Podium, Vienna
2006 The Choice (short play), Konradhaus Koblenz, Koblenz (GER)
2006 South-Easterly Wind (anthology of lyric) publisher EYE, Landeck
2006 At the Shores of the Jamuna (short story), magazine Die Brücke, Saarbrücken (GER)
2006 The Case of Doctor Bergmann (short story), magazine Nova Istra, Pula
2007 The Path of the Artist (art session), literature, painting, music with Sabina Smiljnic and Danilo Wimmer, Atelier Smiljanic, Vienna
2007 Poems (a selection of poems), magazine Podium, Vienna
2008 Prizes 08 (anthology in prose), Exil Zentrum, Vienna
2008 Good Luck, Foreigner! (monologue), theatre Akzent, Vienna
2008 New Austrian Lyric and Not a Word in German (anthology of lyric), publisher Hymon, Innsbruck
2009 wortstaetten n°4 (anthology of theatre), Edition Exil Wien, Vienna
2009 At Prater (drama) Palais Kabelwerk, Vienna 
2009 Integration Contest (play), Volkstheater at Hundsturm, Vienna
2010 Flea Market at 3, Fluchtstreet (play), Interkulttheater, Vienna
2010 Poems (a selection of poems), magazine Driesch, Droesing
2010 Home Sweet Home (experimental short film)
2010/11 About K – a Love Declaration (short audio drama), in the context of the seminar Audio Drama, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
2010/11 The Acquaintance (short audio drama), in the context of the seminar Audio Drama, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
2011 Bilingual Theatre Workshop (workshop), with students of the borg3 Wien, Vienna
2011 Video Documentation of the Bilingual Theatre Workshop with Students of the borg3 Wien (video), production borg3 & bmukk Austria, Vienna 
2011 Multilingual Workshop - Writing Literature (workshop), Buch Wien 11 International Book Fair, Vienna
2011 - 2015 The Diary of Monika Dakić (blog)
2011 - 2015 Art Critics (a selection of articles)
2011 My Man (short audio drama)
2012 "Ja govorim hrvatski 1", Learning Package to Study Croatian (Workbook & CD, Grammar, Textbook), publisher Weber, Eisenstadt
2012 Multilingual Writing Workshop (workshop) with students of the bfi HAK Wien, Vienna
2012 Multilingual Workshop - Writing Literature (workshop), Buch Wien 12 – International Book Fair, Vienna
2012 Poems (a selection of poems), magazine Riječ, Brčko (BiH)
2012 Talk to me! (experimental short film)
2013 Šemso, Monodrama for 2 Persons (play), text and direction, Galerie Heinrich, Vienna
2013 Mystic Flow (music video), for the album Omnia Aurealis by Q-Port aka. Danilo Wimmer
2013 Shaman's Prayer (music video), for the album Omnia Aurealis by Q-Port aka. Danilo Wimmer
2013 Invocation (music video) , for the album Omnia Aurealis by Q-Port aka. Danilo Wimmer
2014 Signum (music video), for the album Omnia Aurealis by Q-Port aka. Danilo Wimmer
2014 In the Heart of Each Thing Lies its Demise (short story), catalogue of exhibitions "To My Peoples – The First World War", Austrian National Library Vienna

2014 Prose anthology "Mitten im Satz - Fragmente" - PEN Club Austria, Plattform Johannes Martinek Verlag

2015/03 - "Die außergewöhnliche Herausforderung / Izuzetni izazov", Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com

2015/04 - "Die kleine große Entscheidung / Mala velika odluka", Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com

2015/06 - "The Extraordinary Challenge / Izuzetni Izazov", Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language with English introduction - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com

2015/04 - "Neben mir / Kraj mene", Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com

2015 "Ja govorim hrvatski 2", Learning package to study Croatian (Workbook & CD, Grammar, Textbook), publisher Weber, Eisenstadt

2015 - Verbal aspects in Croatian: Explanations and exercises for learning the
Croatian language as a foreign language, Level A2 - B1; Weber Verlag Eisenstadt

2015 - "Liebe und nichts anderes" - short play + soup recipe "Casa del popolo", anthology contributions "Buchstabensuppen: Ein literarisches Kochbuch"; Residenz Verlag / Pub. B. Studlar

2015 - "Die goldene Station" - poetry; Edition Cittador

2015 - "Kroatisch Vokabeltaschenbuch" (Croatian vocabulary book) for the textbook "Ja govorim hrvatski 1", language level A1 - beginner - Paperback and e-book, Amazon.com

2015 - Trailer for the novel "Anatomy of an intention (Anatomie einer Absicht)" (Hollitzer Verlag, Vienna)

2016 - Trailer for the book of poetry "Die goldene Station" (Edition Cittador)

2016 - Audio book CD "Neben mir / Kraj mene" for the mini novel with the same title (Kroatisch leicht)

2015 - "Kroatisch Einfache Sätze" (Croatian simple sentences) for the textbook "Ja govorim hrvatski 1", language level A1 - beginner - Paperback and e-book, Amazon.com

2016/03 - "Anatomy of an intention (Anatomie einer Absicht)", novel, Hollitzer Verlag, Vienna

2016/03 - "About Clarity and Other Fallacies" - Poetry, Edition Cittador

2016/04 - "Ein Sommerurlaub in Istrien / Ljetovanje u Istri", Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com

2016/06 - "Meine Fernbeziehung / Moja daleka ljubav" - Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com

2016/06 - "My Long Distance Relationship / Moja daleka ljubav", Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language with English introduction - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com

2016/07 - "Eine definitive Sache / Definitivna stvar", Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language with German introduction - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com

2016/09 - "The Little Big Decision / Mala velika odluka" - Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language with English introduction - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com

2016/09 - "The Reflections on the Novel "Anatomy of an Intention" (Anatomie einer Absicht)", www.cittador.com

2016/10 - "Die Freundinnen / Prijateljice", Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language with German introduction - Paperback + e-book, Amazo.com

2016/11 - "Der Unbekannte / Neznanac", Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language with German introduction - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com

2016/11 - "Die silberne Lampe / Srebrna lampa", Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language with German introduction - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com

2016/12 - Finalisation of the short film and the trailer "About My Man (O mojem mužu)

2017/01 - "Mein Name ist Monika 1. part / Moje ime je Monika 1. dio" Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language with German introduction - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com

2017/03 - "The Silver Lamp / Srebrna lampa" - Reading book as a mini-novel for learners of Croatian language with English introduction - Paperback + e-book, Amazon.com
 
LITERATURE PRIZES

 

1998 Literature prize of the women's journal Die Wolfsfrau, Vienna
2007 1st prize (zlatna bordura) at the Festival of Storytelling Pričigin, Split
2008 Dramatist Prize, Exil Zentrum Wien, Vienna  


 

About me

There is no school, where one can learn to write literature – one studies at university History of Literature, Theory of language, Theory of Literature; one reads books, analyses literary works etc.; but nowhere one can learn how literature has to be written. – Where do I have learned to write literature?

Officially: I have studied Law, attended courses in Tai-Chi, Play, Chinese and Spanish. I’ve danced ballet (jazz and classical), got my driving license, and played basketball, exercised athletics and gymnastics. I’ve danced Latin dances, learned how to play the accordion and sang in a chorus…
Unofficially: I was interested in cooking, in eatable, wild roots, in holy scriptures, in techniques of meditation and in Reiki-practices, in collages as images, in sewing and in fashion design, in physics and mathematics, in hobbies such as riding a bike, badminton and table tennis…

But I hope, with all my heart, that all of these things have not influenced me, with my art as a result. I believe that there is still something left that does not belong to the things one has learned – something untouched, something impersonal, something timeless. I hope that all of the things mentioned above have only been Guideposts. Because: If my art was only the sum of all my material experiences, I should not have even started with such an art.

 

 

 


 

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