Jelena is a London-based Storyteller hailing from the Balkans and the author of Serbian Fairy Tales, a collection of 20 tales which she selected, translated, introduced and annotated for the English-speaking world. The book is part of a larger project supported by Arts Council England: Serbian Fairy Tales—Uncovering the hidden treasures of European folk Literature—which also involves live storytelling performances (for adult audiences) and storytelling workshops (for children and young people). Having completed a successful three-year tour of the project in UK and beyond, Jelena is currently writing a new book (expected publication date: Spring 2018).

Serbian storytelling tradition is among the oldest and richest in Europe.