Boško Ivkov

Boško Ivkov

  • Corresponding Member of the Vojvodina Academy of Sciences and Arts since 2006.
  • Born in Stapar, on 22 December 1942.
  • Completed the Study Program of Yugoslav Literature and South Slavic Languages at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad.
  • Lives in Novi Sad.
  • E-mail: vokvi@eunet.rs

Areas of Creative Work and Activity

Poetry, narrative prose, novel, essays, literary criticism, satire, television and film scripts, adaptations, anthologies. He has published around 1200 works and 25 books. In literature, he was active as a member of the Editorial Board of Pokret (1959-1961), the editor of the Culture Column, and later the Satirical Column in Index (1963-1969), editor of Polja (1968-1970), the Editor in Chief of Polja (1971-1974), the editor of Literary Publications RU  “R. Ćirpanov” (1975–1978), the initiator and Editor in Chief of Domet (1975-1979), the Secretary of the Association of Writers of Vojvodina (1978-1982), Editor in Chief of the Chronicle of Matica Srpska (1980-1991), the editor of the Chair of Matica Srpska, after which he went into retirement. He was the President of the Association of Writers of Vojvodina (1983-1985), and the member of the Presidential Board of the League of Writers of Yugoslavia (1978-1986). He was a council member of Struga Poetry Evenings, The Literary Word, Publishing Departments of Dnevnik and Domet. He was the President of the Jury of “Branko’s Award” of the Association of Writers of Vojvodina and Dnevnik’s Jury for journalism articles, and a member of the Jury for the “Milan Bogdanović” Award of the Cultural and Educational Association of Serbia,  “Zmaj’s Award” of Matica Srpska (1982-1991), and the NIN Jury for the Best Novel of the Year (1999-2001). He was a member of the Governing and Executive Board of Matica Srpska and a member of the Presidential Board of the Cultural and Educational Association of Vojvodina. He is also a member of the Department for Literature of Matica Srpska.

Published Books

  1. Ivkov B.: Likovi koji se ruše, Matica srpska, 1969, 80 pp.
  2. Ivkov B.: Doreći more, Matica srpska, 1974, 144 pp.
  3. Ivkov B.: Ožiljci vremena, “Ravangrad”, Sombor, 1978,
  4. Ivkov B.: Jesenja rukovet, Matica srpska 1979, 94 pp.
  5. Ivkov B.: Jeza, Nolit, Beograd, 1983, 122 pp.
  6. Ivkov B.: Pocerpane (Jeza, prev. M. Ramač), Ruske slovo, Novi Sad, 1984, 102 pp.
  7. Ivkov B.: Kako smo voleli devojčice, Matica srpska, 1985, 136 pp.
  8. Ivkov B.: Sev – Svakodnevne siromašne pesme, Izdanje autora i Književne zajednice Novog Sada, 1985, 134 pp.
  9. Ivkov B.: Molskavica – Sekojdnevni siromašni pesni (prev. I.Čapovski), Makedonska kniga, Skopje, 1987, 119 pp.
  10. Ivkov B.: Put u sneg, Matica srpska, 1991, 94 pp.
  11. Ivkov B.: Letopisi, Prosveta, Beograd, 1996, 142 pp.
  12. Ivkov B.: Zrenje zvezda, Nolit, Beograd, 2000, 94 pp.
  13. Ivkov B.: Zemlja i rašće I–VIII – Čitanke Vojvodine, Samostalna piščeva izdanja, Novi Sad: I – 2000, 264 pp; II – 2001, 240 pp; III – 2002, 260 pp; IV – 2003, 272 pp; V – 2004, 240 pp; VI – 2005, 400 pp; VI – 2006, 292 pp; VIII – 2007, oko 280 pp.
  14. Ivkov B.: Ronasag (Ravnica, izabrana Čitanka Vojvodine, prev. J. Borbelj), Forum, Novi Sad, 2005, 294 pp.
  15. Television Scripts
  16. Silazak u ravnicu (o pesniku G. Janjuševiću), RTVNS, 1986.
  17. Pet pesama srpske književnosti XX veka, RTVNS – RTV Bratislava, 1988.
  18. Stapar, selo pod krilom goluba, RTV NS, 1993.
  19. Bela lađa, RTV Beograd, 2001.
  20. Paorska kuća, RTV Beograd, 2002.

Film Scripts

Svedok nije otputovao u Hag (s P. Marićem), scenario za igrani film, 1988.

Dramas

A prah, sve je prah (s T. Kneževićem), dramski igrokaz poezije M. Crnjanskog, SNP, 1993.

Adaptations

J. Tamaš: O rosi, Matica srpska, 1981, 66 pp.

J. Tamaš: Pesak i doba, Dnevnik, Novi Sad, 1986, 216 pp; odnosno: Silazak u dan, Prometej, Novi Sad, 2002, 7–116.

Other Relevant Information

He has compiled the book of proceedings Index’s Textbook (Index, Novi Sad, 1968) and “Pokret” anthology of poetry The Light Nature of Words (Pokret, Sombor, 1970), and as Editor in Chief he edited the monograph Vojvodina- Landscapes and People (Dnevnik, Novi Sad, 2005 and 2006, in English). Three television specials were recorded about him and his literary work: The Landscape at the Root of Poetics, scripted and directed by P. Marić (RTVNS, 1981); And When I  Look Back, scripted by J. Tamaš, directed by Z. Šarić (RTVNS, 1986); Herbarium of Words, scripted by S. Smederevac, directed by Đ. Mrđa (RTV Belgrade, 2000).