Sefik Daupovic - Fiko


Sefik Daupovic Fiko was born in Sarajevo. He is a graduate of the Sarajevo University Faculty of Pedagogy – the Language and Literature Department.
He has published books of poetry including Vecer na veceru pada (Nightfall at Dinner Table), Nobel nije kod kuće (Nobel is not at Home) and Vjetar prodaje novine (Wind is Selling Newspapers, a children's book), a book of short stories Priče sa Slonovog Jezera (Stories from Elephant Lake) and the picture book Mali Ekser (The Little Nail).
He is the recipient of various awards for literature, and is present in various anthologies and selections, as well as primary school text books. His works have been translated into several languages.
Daupović's poems and stories have been published in renowned magazines for culture,
literature and art in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in the region.
Apart from poetry and short stories, he also writes dramas, children's plays, humorous contemporary works and aphorisms.
He is a member of the Writers Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and currently lives and works in Sarajevo.

Smashwords Interview

How do your stories for children come about? Favourite time and place for writing?
I find inspiration in all sorts of art, especially the books I read, whether classical or contemporary. That opens up a whole new space for creation in my soul, at the same time enriching my life and hopefully readers' experience too. Other sources of inspiration are nature and all its beauties and attractions. Nature is the greatest artist of all. And spending time with the many wonderful people that inhabit this Earth. There is no particular place and no exact time for my writing: inspiration comes at its own pace and you have to react immediately otherwise it will disappear into oblivion. The important thing is to work out and choose those artistic qualities that will resist the challenges of time.
You often perform in schools. What kind of questions do children ask most often, compared to their parents and teachers? And how do you normally respond to those questions?
I perform anywhere I’m invited, if I can. The financial aspect isn’t important: I just enjoy making children happy. The questions I get asked all follow more or less the same pattern, but there is always one child who is more interested and who animates the others. But the important thing is never to underestimate any question. People who join in a conversation, no matter how old they are, are entitled to respect. That is a key precondition for the spontaneity of communication that transforms a fear of questioning into a smile, the most wonderful thing on children's faces.
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Elephant Lake
Price: $2.10 USD. Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013 by Style Writes Now. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Sefik Daupovic - Fiko, the author of ELEPHANT LAKE, this collection of ten stories for children, has visited many unusual places, including Drum Town, where parents play the drums whenever they want to discipline their offspring. He has also observed an elephant working as an elevator and been in a town whose inhabitants do nothing but play marbles. Illustrations: Rifat Sahman

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