In May, the organizers of the TRADUKI supported writer in residence program Pristina has no river welcomed the writer Dinko Telećan (Croatia) and the literary translator, cultural journalist, and interpreter Ekaterina Petrova (Bulgaria). During the four-week residency, both artists took place at the interantional literary festival POLIP, which is organized annually by Qendra Multimedia in the capital town of Kosovo. The aim of the festival is, besides the presentation of literature, to strengthen trust among the countries of the traumatized Balkans region. In addition, Dinko Telećan presented her works at the poetry festival in Peja.
The varied and comprehensive program of the Zagreb Book Fest, taking place between May 22 and 28, vitalized the cultural life of the Croatian capital. The festival was organized by the publishing house Ljevak and supported by TRADUKI and other partners. Readings, workshops for children, presentations of new publications, discussions with writers from Austria and other countries, lectures in philosophy and history, as well as film screenings and concerts attracted many visitors from Croatia and abroad. The focus of festival's third edition was on the literature of Austria and the topic of fragility.
The publishing house Ikona organized in Skopje the fifth edition of the international literary festival PRO-ZA Balkan, taking place between May 28 and 30, 2017. Seven prose writers presented their works to the Macedonian audience. TRADUKI supported the participation of Miljenko Jergović, Nataša Kramberger, Vladimir Pištalo and Anton Baev, who was also the writer in residence in Skopje during the month of May. Guests of the festival were also literature professionals from abroad who could use the Skopje Fellowship Program to establish contacts to Macedonian writers and publishers. The festival concluded with the awarding of this year's ProZa Balkan prize to Miljenko Jergović.