Bernard Jan

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"There is no greater joy than to share what you love with those who appreciate it." - Bernard Jan

Bernard Jan is an author – a novelist and a poet – from Croatia, seeking representation of a literary agent for his work translated into English.

His first books have been written at the beginning of war in Croatia in 1991, amidst the air alerts and illusory attempts when he wanted to believe and think that life is normal, that everything is alright with the world.

In his lifespan he has written and published five novels, two novellas, one book of poems and an essay in Croatian. Four of his manuscripts, together with his book of poems, are translated into English and are available for representation and publication.

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Bernard Jan The best thing about being a writer is to be whoever you want to be wherever you want to be at any moment you want to be. It is even better if you get…moreThe best thing about being a writer is to be whoever you want to be wherever you want to be at any moment you want to be. It is even better if you get to put it down on paper one day and share your gift with others who crave for such kind of experience!(less)
Bernard Jan My most recent book published in Croatian is not also my most recent book I wrote. Nonetheless, I got an idea for this book (Cruel Summer, still not…moreMy most recent book published in Croatian is not also my most recent book I wrote. Nonetheless, I got an idea for this book (Cruel Summer, still not published in English) from my personal experience. For years I've been hanging with skateboarders and rollerbladers in Zagreb and it was rather cool and new experience to me. I wanted to write a story about them, so I "transferred" some moments, characters and events to New York City where Cruel Summer is taking place.
My most recent and only book so far published in English (A World Without Color released as an e-book on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited on July 1, 2017 ) is a true story about the last three days I spent with my cat, so again the very intimate personal experience was idea for my book. (less)
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January River

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Okrutno ljeto

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Yes, it’s true! I had the pleasure and honor to be interviewed by Wayne Clark for his Talk about it Friday podcast!

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“We are intelligent and compassionate creatures and we can make choices. We can fortify our hearts in goodness and do the right things. Or we can turn our heads the other way and pretend again that bad things are not happening. That they will disappear because they have nothing to do with us, because we are not accountable. Well, this is also our choice. But in that case, I am afraid, this world will be lost for us.”
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Bernard Jan Medhat The Book Fanatic wrote: "I'm looking forward to order and read your book A World Without Color, Bernard! Good luck with everything!"

Thank you very much, Medhat! I look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments (I hope you will post a review, even if it is a sentence or two)! 😊
All my best to you too!


Medhat The Book Fanatic I'm looking forward to order and read your book A World Without Color, Bernard! Good luck with everything!


Bernard Jan Majenta wrote: "Peaceful greetings to you, thank you for contacting me! How are you? How is Zagreb? You're very welcome for the Likes. I hope you are well and having a fine and productive 2017 so far. Happy readin..."

Thank you very much, Majenta, for your friendship and all your support! Things are good here, working on my first-to-be-self-published book in English with hopes that I will be done with it within a decent period of time and with as little errors as possible. :)
Wishing you all the best too,
Bernard


Majenta Peaceful greetings to you, thank you for contacting me! How are you? How is Zagreb? You're very welcome for the Likes. I hope you are well and having a fine and productive 2017 so far. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


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Leo Robertson Hi Bernard! Nice to meet you :)


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