• Fear and His Servant

October 2017


Part of the Peter Owen World Series: Serbia, published in collaboration with Istros Books


Short-listed for the NIN award, the most prestigious literary award in Serbia.

Count Otto von Hausburg and his devoted servant are sent to Belgrade by the Austrian monarchy to investigate troubling reports of vampires. There they find a deeply frightened populace who are willing to believe the Count is the devil incarnate. Perhaps they are right ... Novaković brilliantly captures the atmosphere of the Balkans in the eighteenth century and offers up a playful twist on the Gothic imagination.


Translated from the Serbian by Terence McEneny

‘The story of the hunt for vampires and the violence and terror that such a hunt brings.’ – Quarterly Conversations


MIRJANA NOVAKOVIĆ (b. 1966, Belgrade) is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, each of which was short-listed for the NIN Award, the most prestigious literary award presented to Serbian authors, and a collection of short stories.


Bibliographic Data
Date Published October 2017
ISBN Number 9780720619775
Pages 272

Fear and His Servant

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