At last there is a Writer in Residence program in Slovenia, namely in the town of Novo Mesto, initiated by the publishing house Goga in cooperation with TRADUKI. Eligible to apply for a month's stay in the apartment in the Novo Mesto town center are prose writers, poets, literary translators, drama and script writers from Southeast Europe (Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Albania and Romania).
On February 21, the association KURS organized a new event in the TRADUKI supported Disku(r)sija series. With fresh croissants on their tables in Café Le Monde, the audience listened to the discussion between the moderator Mario Glavaš and two guests, both writers of resistance: the February writer-in-residence Tomislav Marković from Belgrade and the historian Dragan Markovina from Split. They presented their books and talked about how hard it is to point out fascism, about being on the hit list as well as about the truth, manipulations and lies.
It came as a shock to hear that the renowned Southeast Europe historian Holm Sundhaussen had died on February 21 at the age of 72.
In his late work, he dealt with the history of Yugoslavia and its successor states with special focus on the nation building and nationalism as well as creation and break up of countries. His book The History of Serbia was published in Serbian translation with the support of TRADUKI and was presented by TRADUKI and Holm Sundhaussen in Belgrade.
In cooperation with TRADUKI and Goethe-Institut, the cultural organization Qendra Multimedia organizes several fellowships for writers in residence in Pristina in this year as well. Eligible to apply are writers and literary translators from Southeast Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia) and Germany. Deadline for applications is February 28, 2015.