Borislav Pekić (Борислав Пекић) (1930-1992) is considered one of the most important Serbian literary figures of the 20th century.
He was born in 1930, to a prominent family in Montenegro, at that time part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. From 1945 until his immigration to London in 1971, he lived in Belgrade. He was also one of the founding members of the Democratic Party in Serbia.
His thorough knowledge of the long tradition of European thought from Plato to Nietzsche, Freud and Heidegger, together with the artistic affiliation with his literary peers (Mann, Joyce, Huxley, Beckett, Orwell, and Solzhenitsyn) has greatly helped reintegrate Serbian literature into major European trends