Monument to Ivo Andrić
Author: Milenko Mandić (Andrićev Venac; erected in 1992)
The monument to the greatest Serbian and Yugoslav writer of the 20th century, the Nobel Prize winner for literature, is located at a salient of the Pioneer Park, near the building of the Presidency of Serbia. As a sign of respect and in memory of the long-time fellow citizen, the monument was erected by the Ivo Andrić Foundation, the City of Belgrade and the Republic of Serbia to mark the one hundred year anniversary of the birth of our Nobel Prize winning author.
Ivo Andrić (1892-1975, Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1961). Completed the gymnasium in Sarajevo, studied in Zagreb, Vienna, Krakow and Graz, received his doctorate in Graz. Member of the diplomatic corps between the two world wars. A writer with a strong imagination and exquisite familiarity with the historical environment of old Bosnia, which forms the subject of most of his work. Initially published poems, later to transition to stories and novels.