The editorial staff of NIN has announced today that 212 books were applied for this year’s best novel contest and that, due to the record number of works and the difficulties related to the pandemic, the names of the shortlisted books will be announced on January 7, 2021. The next instance of the narrowing selection will be announced seven days later, and the winner will be announced on January 25.
A total of 228 book had been applied until the deadline of December 15, sixteen of which either did not meet the requirements for various reasons or the authors themselves decided not to compete, so the final list features 212 novels.
The full list of the novels that meet the requirements can be found on NIN’s website, the press release says.
According to the new schedule, the list of the novels that make it to the first selection round will be published on January 14, those that make it to the second selection round will be announced on January 21, and the name of the 67th winner of the most prestigious book award will be known on Monday, January 25, around noon, immediately after the session of the jury, which remains unchanged this year – Teofil Pancic, Marija Nenezic, Branko Kukic, Marjan Cakarevic and Ivan Milenkovic.
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