In co-operation with the Slovene Writers‘ Association, the Central European Initiative (CEI) invites young writers to apply for the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence. The fellowship offers a three months stay in any of the CEI member state, selected by the candidate. The fellowship winner will be guest of the 29thVilenica International Literatury Festival, and the fellowship will be awarded to him or her at the opening ceremony of the festival.
In the context of the Disku(r)sija series of events, organized by the association KURS, the German writer and sociologist Ralph Hammerthaler presented his novel Der Sturz des Friedrich Voss [The Fall of Friedrich Voss]. At the literary evening, on February 5th, a large crowd gathered to listen to the writer from Berlin, currently holder of the residential fellowship in Split, during his two-hours’ presentation.
The publishing house Goten based in Skopje invites writers and translators from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Romania to apply for six available scholarships in Skopje in 2014. The residence program “Absolut Modern” was initiated in September 2013 in cooperation with TRADUKI. Deadline for application is March 5th, 2014.
With the support by TRADUKI, the sixth edition of the international literary festival FILB took place in Bucharest from December 3rd to December 6th. At the festival entitled “Re-Writing the Map of Europe” the following authors read their works and discussed various topics: Sarah Dunant (UK), Zeruya Shalev (Israel), Andrea Tompa (Hungary), Eyal Megged (Israel), Marinko Kosčec (Croatia), Srđan Srdić (Serbia) and Robert Perišić (Croata) as well as four young Romanian writers Marin Mălaicu-Hondrari, Corina Sabău, Adrian Schiop and Andrei Dosa. Over 1000 visitors listened to numerous festival events, which found an immense media coverage.
Another partner country joined TRADUKI: On January 21st, the Albanian Ministry of Culture Mirela Kumbaru and the director of the S. Fischer Foundation Antje Contius signed the Agreement, with which the partnership of Albania in the European network for literature became official. The formal signing ceremony took place in the premises of the Albanian Ministry of Culture in Tirana.