For 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.
The 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.