Translations from, to and within South Eastern Europe

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Translation Prize of Leipzig Book Fair for Brigitte Döbert

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235 brigitte doebertFor the German translation of the book Tutori [The Tutors] by Bora Ćosić, the translator Brigitte Döbert was awarded the renowned Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair in the category Translation. “When ideologies crumble, the language goes wild. With overwhelming language skill, she recreates a compendium of Balkans’ follies”, wrote the jury. In the beginning of March, Brigitte Döbert received the Straelen Translation Prize for the translation of this book that was long believed to be untranslatable.

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Residence for Writers „Women’s Lives in Dialogue“, Hittisau 2016

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434 frauenlebenThe Austrian Foreign Ministry BMEIA, as a part of the cultural exchange year between Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina, offers a four week writing fellowship on the topic “Women’s Lives in Dialogue” to a writer/journalist/blogger from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The idea originates from the literary project Islam and the contemporary feminine literature taking place in Hittisau in August 2015. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2016.

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