The winners of the sixth annual Jules Chametzky Translation Prize are Aleksandar Brezar and Enis Ćišić, for their translation from Bosnian of Karim Zaimović's short story, "The Secret of Nikola Tesla," published in the Fall 2014 issue.
Aleksandar Brezar was born and lives in Sarajevo. He has worked as a journalist at Radio 202 and a translator for several documentary films and other projects for PBS, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, AL Jazeera English, and the Sarajevo Film Festival. His translations have appeared in the Massacusetts Review, the Brooklyn Rail, Protest.ba, PešCanik, and Lupiga.
Enis Ćišić is an illustrator and comic book artist, working as a 3D animator at an advertising agency in Sarajevo. He is the creator of a number of music videos and album artworks for notable bosnian musicians and bands. His work, including large-scale drawings of famous film scenes as well as other illustrations, was exhibited throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, while his short comic books were published in various magazines throughout the former Yugoslavia.
Karim Zaimović was a Bosnian comic strip artist, journalist,r adio host, and writer for many publications, including Lica, Mladina, Oslobodjenje, The Phantom of Liberty, and BH Dani, in Sarajevo. He was killed by a shell in August of 1995, at the age of twenty-four, only months before the war’s end.