Writer For
Children And Youth

Lives for what she creates, and in her free time works for a living. Awarded, whenever she did not expect it. Often by herself. More often with the guitar. Plays a gambit in life and chess. Close to nature, friends with music, doesn’t know mediocrity. Swims in the sea of creation. Loves. And loves that she loves. When she smiles, the Sun winks at her. That’s her: Olivera Olja Jelkić

Bornon the 4th of February, in 1958, in Novi Sad. Graduated from High school in Sremska Mitrovica, Faculty of Law in Novi Sad. She practiced law in Novi Sad, Sremska Mitrovica, Belgrade. In 2001, she was the manager of KPD Hospital in Belgrade and the Manager of KPD Sremska Mitrovica. Since 2002, advisor to the justice minister. Since 2010, practicing law in Belgrade again.

A member of the European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Literature in Paris since 2019.

Honorary Doctor of Science at Slobomir P University, Bijeljina since 2020.
The holder of the “Golden Badge” of the Cultural and Educational Association of Serbia since 2016.

The winner of numerous literary prizes, awards for charity work and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

She turned her grandfather’s house into “Cultural Center-Dekalend”, where cultural activities in the area of acting, music, recitation, painting… have been held for years.

She formed the State of Children Dekalend, which has lasted for a whole decade, which gathers all the children with the emphasis on the children deprived of parental care, children in foster care and other marginalized children.

Olivera Olja Jelkić, as a promoter of books and reading, came up with the idea for the project LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES, out of which she gifted 100 pieces to children, schools and villages across Serbia, and beyond.

Songwriter of many songs for children and adults. She published 2CDs of children’s songs, together with the Choir “Piccolo”from Sremska Mitrovica.

She has been engaged in literary work for 25 years. She has published around 20 publications, mainly novels for children and young adults, dealing with important life issues and a large number of drama texts for children and young adults.

Olivera Jelkic became a member of European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Literature in Paris.