was born in Belgrade, Serbia and grew up in the suburb of Senjak where
he attended Branko Parac grammar school.When his family moved to Moscow
he continued his education at a Moscow grammar school, together with
studying piano at the music school and attending classes at the
Yugoslav Embassy. It was on his return from Russia in 1990, whilst at
the Sveti Sava High School, that he first developed a penchant for
His inspiration for
"Writings of a Wretch" came when he spotted one of his grammar school
teachers minding a booth in a flea market in Belgrade. The realisation
was brought home to him that all was not as it had seemed on the
surface; that often unimaginable misery and hardship could lurk beneath
a surface; and that one could never know of the mental suffering which
may haunt the mind and life of another.
Vignjevic has two other finished works to his credit: "Spirits and
Shadows" and "The Premier (Cycle No. 1)", although sadly we understand
that neither of these have as yet been translated into English.