Jelena Lengold, poet, story writer and author of novels, was born in Kruševac in 1959. She published many volumes of poetry and volumes of stories as well as the novel Baltimor. Her volume of poetry Sličice iz života kapelmajstora was awarded the Đura Jakšić Prize, for her volume of stories Vašarski mađioničar she received several more awards: “Žensko pero”, “Biljana Jovanović” and “Zlatni Hit Liber”. Jelena Lengold is represented in several anthologies and collections of contemporary Serbian literature, her works have been translated into English, Italian, French, Danish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Ukrainian and Czech. She lives and works in Belgrade.