Poet and prose writer. He used to worked as a journalist, radio host, DJ, concert organizer, and he was the owner of a music store for thirteen years.
Zvonko Karanović is poet of distinctly urban sensibility. His works refer to the literature of Beat Generation, film and pop culture. In his latest books, he experimented with the techniques of surrealism and the form of prose poems.
He received several Serbian literary awards for poetry and international fellowships for writers such as „Heinrich Boll Foundation“ fellowship, Cologne, Germany, 2011. His poems have been translated in twenty languages.
Collections of poetry:
Blitzkrieg (1990); Silver Surfer (1991); Mama Melancholy (1996); Extravaganza (1997); Dark Highway (2001); Taking Off (2004); Sleepwalkers on a Picnic (2012); Cages (2013); The Golden Age (2015); Beyond the Burning Forest (2018)
Poetry books published abroad:
Tamna magistrala (Hrvatska, 2008); Барабаны и струны, магистраль и ночь (Ukraina, 2011); Burn, baby, burn (Austria, 2013); Пепелашка во хромиран ковчег (Macedonia, 2014); It Was Easy to Set the Snow On Fire (USA, 2017); Najboljša leta najinih življenj (Slovenia, 2017); Best Years of Our Lifes (Palestine, 2018); Sleepwlkers on a Picnic (USA, 2020)
More Than Zero (2004); Four Walls and the City (2006); Three Snapshots of Victory (2009)
Novels published abroad:
Чотири стіни і місто (Ukrajina, 2009); Три картини перемоги (Ukrajina, 2016)
Karanović is a member of Serbian literary society and Serbian PEN. He lives and works in Belgrade.