A Fugitive's Romantic Fiction

THE NOVELIST GENERATING the most buzz at Belgrade's international book fair was notably absent during last week's page peddling. It turns out that former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who was indicted by the U.N. war-crimes tribunal for genocide in 1995, has used his many years on the run to focus on the gentler art of writing romance novels. The so-called Butcher of Bosnia penned a 416-page bodice ripper titled Miraculous Chronicles of the Night that quickly sold out all 1,200 copies.

"If we'd had 50,000 copies at the fair, we would have sold them all," gushed Miroslav Toholj, Karadzic's publisher...

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