Author who won the 1961 Nobel Prize in Literature. In works such as The Bridge on the Drina, The Woman from Sarajevo, and The Damned Yard, he wrote about the history, folklore, and culture of Ottoman Empire-controlled Bosnia.
He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Graz in 1924. He was imprisoned during World War I because of his political affiliations; he was supportive of Yugoslavia.
His works were written in Serbo-Croatian, as he was born of both Bosnian and Croatian heritage and later lived in Serbia.
He did not remarry after the 1968 death of his second wife, Milica Babic-Andric. He died, himself, in Belgrade, (then) Yugoslavia at the age of eighty-two.
Both Andric and Maya Matievich spent significant periods of their lives in Belgrade.