Milorad Pavić is a noted Serbian poet, prose writer, translator, and literary historian.
Born in 1929 in Belgrade, Pavić has written four novels that have been translated into English: Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel, Landscape Painted With Tea, Inner Side Of The Wind, and Last Love In Constantinople, as well as many short stories not translated to English.
Pavić's novels are somewhat unconventional; Dictionary Of The Khazars takes the form of three encylopedias of the Khazar people, Landscape Painted With Tea mixes the forms of novel and crossword puzzle, and Inner Side Of The Wind — which tells the story of Hero and Leander — can be read back to front. Last Love In Constantinople and Dictionary Of The Khazars both have male and female versions. He has also written one play. There are more than 80 translations of his writing, into many languages.