In cooperation with TRADUKI, the P.E.N. Centre Bosnia and Herzegovina will continue its European Writers in Residence program in 2016 as well. Eligible to apply are writers and literary translators from Slovenia, Albania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. Deadline for applications is 10 December 2015.
From 3 to 11 September, for the third year in a row, the Festival of World Literatures took place in Zagreb. The multifaceted program included public readings, discussions, film screenings, events on comics, concerts and an exhibition of paintings on literary motives made by local artists. 73 renowned guests from 15 countries – writers, critics, translators and editors – contributed to this year’s successful edition of the festival. The festival was organized by the publishing house Fraktura. TRADUKI has been one of the partners since the beginning.
The third edition of the Festival of Children’s Literature KROKODOKODIL with the title Biblioskop or Attention, Reading! took place in Belgrade in October. In the central event, which was a combination of readings, film projections and discussion, writers Vladislava Vojnović, Igor Kolarov, Uroš Petrović from Serbia and Ute Wegmann from Germany joined forces with the director Milutin Petrović and actresses Tanja Bošković and Milica Spasojević to display the dynamic relationship between children’s literature and film. The hosts of the substantial and humorous program were Jasminka Petrović, Raša Popov and the ensemble of the Dadov Youth Theatre. During the festival, children could participate in various workshops or could join the competition for the best critique of their favourite book or film.