A year after he graduated, Jergovic published his debut novel, 'Warsaw Observatory', in 1988. The novel soon gained a favorable reception in his home country.
In 1992, he published a book of poetry entitled 'Uci li nocas netko u ovom gradu japanski'. In the same year he also wrote 'Himmel Comando', a deeply intense novel.
The following year, in 1993, Jergovic moved from Sarajevo to Zagreb. He has lived there ever since.
In 1994, Jergovic published a collection of previously-published short stories entitled 'Sarajevski Marlboro'. This book has been translated into 10 languages.
In 1995, this prolific writer published another collection of short stories, entitled 'Karivani'. It remains a deeply respected work in his homeland.
In 1996, a collection of journalism articles by this talented writer were published, entitled 'A Reader in History'. In the same year, he released a book of poetry entitled 'Over the Frozen Bridge'. These books have been well received in the United States and France.
In 1998, Jergovic published a collection of essays, entitled 'Naci bonton'. The following year, he published a collection of short stories, entitled 'Mama Leone'. This book was later translated into Italian.
In 2000, he published the first volume of a collection of short stories entitled 'Historijska citanka I'. It would become the beginning of his magnum opus.
In 2001, the eminent writer published a collection of short stories entitled 'Hauzmajstor Sulc'.
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In 2002, he was elected to the board of directors of the Croatian Writers' Society. The same year, he also published 'Buick Riviera'.
In 2003, Jergovic published his novel, 'Dvori od oraha'. The narrative in the historical novel begins with the Austro Hungarian occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and culminates before the beginning of 1991 war.
In 2004, he published the second volume of 'Historijska citanka'. In the same year, he also published 'Inshallah Madona, inshallah'.
In 2005, this prolific author published his novel, 'Glorija in excelsis'.
In 2006, he published a collection of his newspaper articles, entitled 'Zrtve sanjaju veliku ratnu pobjedu'. These remain an informative look at the world from a Croatian perspective.
In 2007, he resigned from the ‘Croatian Writers' Society’ after a dispute. In the same year, he published his novel 'Freelander' and a collection of short stories entitled 'Drugi poljubac Gite Danon'. Jergovic also appeared in the documentary 'Sevdah o Rodama'.
His novel 'Buick Riviera' was made into a movie of the same name, in 2008, which later won the Golden Arena for Best Screenplay.
In 2009, he published his novel, 'Srda pjeva, u sumrak, na Duhove'.
In 2010, he published his novel, 'Otac'. In the same year, he also wrote the screenplay for a short film entitled 'Sampion'.
He published his novel, 'Rod', in 2013.
Jergovic continues to be a prodigious writer and is the regular author of newspaper and journalism columns.