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Ilija Đurović was Writer in Residence in Tirana

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476 djurovicThe young writer Ilija Đurović from Montenegro was the writer in residence in Tirana in August. He used his stay in the quiet summer time above all for writing and working with the translator Ben Andoni. They prepared the Albanian translation of his short stories for publication in the literary supplement Milosao. Đurović' first book of short stories was published in 2014 and was very well received by the readers and critics alike.

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On War Crimes and War Criminals – Serbian Journalist Bojan Tončić was Writer in Residence in Sarajevo

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471 toncicIn July 2016, the Sarajevo European Writers in Residence program hosted the Serbian journalist Bojan Tončić. In his work as a journalist, he deals with war crimes and war criminals, Serbian coming to terms with the past (actually not taking place), and the relationship of the Serbian criminal justice as well as the society with the perpetrators. Thus, the selection of topics for the discussion with the author was quite obvious. The host of the literary evening, taking place on July 21 in the premises of the Association for Support of Culture and Arts Zvono, was Ahmed Burić. They talked also about the possibilities and challenges of working as a journalist in Southeast Europe today.

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Jelena Lengold in Novo Mesto

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470 jelenaThe writers in residence program in Novo Mesto, organized by the Goga publishing house and supported by TRADUKI, welcomed another guest from Southeast Europe, as in July 2016 the Serbian writer Jelena Lengold spent one month there. On July 26 in the Goga bookstore, she was the guest of a literary evening with the host Svetlana Slapšak. In a discussion, she presented to the Slovenian audience especially the volume of short stories Vašarski mađioničar (Fairground Magician), for which she received the 2011 EU Prize for Literature and that is available in Slovene translation as well.

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