Nikola Kitanovic

Nikola Kitanovic, poet novelist, artist, journalist, his life, biography, phase in his life and creative works

Nikola Kitanovic was born on February 21st, 1956 in Kikinda, a little town in the north of Serbia.

He finished the primary school in Telep, a poor suburb of Novi Sad. After having finished the secondary chemical school with excellent marks, he graduated at the advanced school of economics and commercialism in Novi Sad. He then enrolled at the Faculty of Philosophy, the department of Serbian literature, Novi Sad, where he was nominated by the faculty for the "Branko award of Matica Srpska" which was subsequently awarded to him.

Kitanovic wrote his first poem when he was eight years old. He presented it to his schoolteacher who was so enthusiastic about it that she had to send it to a Radio Belgrade show "Good Morning, Kids". The poem was awarded and would later often be read in the show. Since then Kitanovic has been constantly writing poetry. Selimir Radulovic, a Serbian writer and literary critic claims that "Poetry is Nikola's life". Kitanovic published his poems on regular basis in magazines throughout the former Yugoslavia.

During his high school years, Nikola became increasingly interested in mysticism, not only European but Asian as well. During his studies, having lived in a totalitarian communist regime, he came under severe criticism by the ruling government, because, fighting for his cause, he was trying to conjure up the intangible, the different. For a period of time he was not even allowed to publish his poetry and ideas. It caused no harm, though, since, with his friends' help, he spent that time traveling through Europe, Canada, USA, Asia and Australia, teaching courses and seminars on European mysticism. With the fall of the communist regime, Nikola held public speeches at the anti-war protests in Novi Sad and Belgrade.

He has also written prose, essays and critiques about literature, art, aesthetic, movie, mythology, mysticism, sociology etc. For a period of time he was also interested in painting, but due to 'the lack of time', he had to give it up. However, when he came in touch with the endless possibilities of computer graphic design, he devoted his whole being to it. Some of his works (such as "Pray of Seraphim") are extremely popular on the Internet.

He published books under his own name (Nikola Kitanovic) but also under different pseudonyms, such as: Raul Amon, Gabriel Nicholson, Johny Serbino, Michael Key Maykey...

Small gallery photos of Nikola from different phase of his life (click on text).

Poetry Works:

1. Hajducka Trava (Yarrow)- Novi Sad, Matica Srpska, 1981.

2. Čedne Price (Innocent Stories) - Novi Sad, Matica Srpska, 1983.

3. Mač Pik (Sword Spades) – Novi Sad, Knjizevna Zajednica Novog Sada, 1985.

4. Spajdermen (Spiderman) - Novi Sad, Knjizevna Zajenica Novog Sada, 1988.

5. Četiri sveta (The Four Worlds) – Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1991

6. Noć nad Majurom (The Night Over the Homestead) – Novi Sad, Novi Orfej, 1995

7. Agrijske Elegije (Agrian Alegies) – Beograd, Rad, 2002.

8. Zrtvena knjiga (The Book of Sacrifice)- Novi Sad, Orpheus, 2003.

9. The Chemistry of Verbs – Charleston (USA), Book Surge, 2005.

10. Zver (The Beast) - Novi Sad, Orpheus, 2006.

11. Al-Gebra - BKC, Novo Miloševo 2015.

!2. Moj Anđele (My Angel)  - BKC, Novo Miloševo 2015

13.My Angel And Me  -  XOAOX Piblishing, Vienna (Austria) and Norkopping (Sweden), 2021

14, Bože U Pticu Me Pretvori  (God Turn Me Into Bird) - BKC, Novo Miloševo 2022.

Prose Works:

1. The Werewolf of Danube (in English language)– Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1984

2. Banatska Fuga (The Banat Fugue) – Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1990.

3. Dunavski Vukodlak (The Werewolf of Danube - On Serbian language)– Sremski Karlovci, Biblioteka LJubav, 1990.

4. NN Lice (John Doe) – Novi Sad, Orpheus, 2007.

5. N.N. Person (John Doe - on Germany laguage) - Nikasso NM, Banater Kultur Zentrum, 2012

6. Narcissus in the Water - Meditreiuva , UK, London &, Meditreiuva Publishing, Norrkoping, Sweden, 2014.

7. Narcis u Vodi (Narcissus in the Water), Beograd, Red Box 2015

8. Vevericavuk (Squirrelwolf), BKC, Novo Miloševo 2016.

9. Sacrififial Book - XOAOX Piblishing, Vienna (Austria) and Norkopping (Sweden), 2021

10. We Are The Squirrekwolf - XOAOX Piblishing, Vienna (Austria) and Norkopping (Sweden), 2021

11. The Water In Me - XOAOX Piblishing, Vienna (Austria) and Norkopping (Sweden), 2021

12. The Danube Mask - XOAOX Piblishing, Vienna (Austria) and Norkopping (Sweden), 2021


Nikola is member of next associations:

1. Association of Writers of Serbia

2. Association of Writers of Vojvodina

3. Association of Indipendent Journalists of Serbia

4. International Federation of Journalist