The White Room :: Zoran Živković

The White Room

by Zoran Živković

Translated from Serbian by Randall A. Major

Ivana had gone missing… With her disappearance there begins a fantastical adventure for Professor Zoran Živković, author and teacher of creative writing. Assisted by Senior Inspector Sanja Mrvaljević of the Belgrade police, military counterintelligence, the National Security Agency and ultimately Interpol, the search for Ivana grows into a comic nightmare of unforeseen proportions. For why and how do a series of mysterious videos, in which Ivana plays the starring role, reach Professor Živković’s inbox, and why are their settings at once strangely familiar and unfamiliar? How will he escape the web of suspicion which weaves implacably about him, and will he and Ivana ever be reunited? Once again, this time in the ultimate sense, Živković explores the trickeries and mysteries of the creative process, in a book that is gripping, hilarious, touching and more revealing than any he has yet written.

The author’s latest masterpiece, finally available in English!


Two of the authors merit Nobel Prize consideration — the 73-year-old Zoran Živković and the 88-year-old Cees Nooteboom.

Like Živković’s other novels and stories, “The White Room” is artfully constructed — it observes the classical unities of time, place and action — and enchantingly mysterious. But this is true of all the fiction by this World Fantasy Award winner. If you’re a fan of Borges, M.C. Escher or Haruki Murakami, you should definitely be reading Zoran Živković, all of whose works are available in handsome editions from Cadmus Press.
—Michael Dirda, The Wahington Post, June 1, 2022


  • Pages: 210
  • Trim size: 5″ x 8″ (127mm x 203mm), with dj
  • ISBN
    Hardcover: 978-4-908793-53-0
    Softcover: 978-4-908793-54-7
  • List Price:
    Hardcover: US$25.00
    Softcover: US$10.00
  • Cover: Youchan Ito (Togoru Art Works)

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