Teodor Reljić is a freelance writer specialising in fiction — prose and screen — as well as cultural journalism and commercial content. He has been contributing the national newspaper MaltaToday since the early 2000s, and his debut novel, Two, is published by Merlin Publishers in 2014, and was shortlisted for the National Book Prize in the following year.
He has previously been published in Weird Fiction Review, Le Monde N’Est Pas Rond and Filmkrant. He has written MIBDUL, Malta’s very first serialized comic, which will be illustrated by Inez Kristina and launched in the near future through Merlin Publishers.
For film production company Shadeena Entertainment, Reljić has co-written Camilla, a short film adaptation of the Clare Azzopardi short story of the same name, which won the National Book Council’s Literary Short Film Contest. Co-written and directed by Stephanie Sant, Camilla premiered on November 10, 2018 at the Malta Book Festival. His collaboration with both Shadeena and the Book Council continues with the upcoming docudrama ‘Storja ta’ Storja’, set to premiere at the Malta Book Festival 2019, and for which Reljić will adapt four works of Maltese literature into ten-minute short films.
Reljić’s other collaboration with Shadeena is a forthcoming horror feature film, entitled Inheritance and slated to commence filming in 2019.
Reljić is also the current editor of the quarterly arts and culture publication, ENCORE, and teaches Creative Writing on a part-time basis within the English Department of the University of Malta.
Reljić read English and obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Malta in 2010. Born in Belgrade (1985) but raised in Malta (1992-present), he is interested in myth, metamorphosis, monstrosity, film history and pop culture; a melange of which you will likely see dripping into this blog in semi-regular intervals.
Teodor Reljić is currently on the market for freelance writing of all kinds. To get in touch, send an email on teodoreljic [at] gmail.com.