Influenced as teenager by surrealists, poetry, Yugoslav, French, Russian and American literature, paintings and architecture.
Spent part of WW II in civilian confinement in Italy, fought in Dalmatia from 1944 to the end of the war in Tito's army, became foreign correspondent at 24, attending the Paris Peace talks in 1946, covering Greece, Turkey, Budapest, Prague. Edited center-spread of leading Belgrade daily in 1951 Borba dedicated to the Tito-Stalin break. Reported on Korean Peace talks from Panmunjom and the UN session in Lake Success, covered both the republican and democratic conventions in 1956. Accredited to the White House and the UN.
Resigned as correspondent for Borba in November 1956 in protest over the refusal of Belgrade to stand against the Soviet invasion of Huingary.
Executive for two national non-profits in the US, introduced new audio and tactile technologies, and contributed to various publications in US and abroad.
Wrote several books in Serbo-Croatian, and now a memoir in English - The Last Exile.