During October, the Croatian writer Goran Ferčec took residence in Skopje, where he was a guest of the Absolute modern residential program for writers and translators. Besides working intensely on his new novel, he was a regular in theatre and dance performances and had a presentation for the Macedonian audience. On October 25 in the City Mall in the newly opened bookstore of the publishing house Ikona, he read excerpts from his novel Ovdje neće biti čuda that had been published in Macedonian in the translation of prof. Aleksandar Prokopiev. Upon invitation of prof. Vladimir Martinovski, he met the next day the students of comparative literature at the University of Skopje.
In the Literature House in Salzburg, two powerful women's voices of the young literary landscape of Bosnia and Herzegovina were to be discovered. The literary evening From Mostar to Banja Luka with Tatjana Bijelić and Senka Marić was organised by the literary forum Leselampe in close cooperation with TRADUKI. It took place in the scope of the focus year Bosnia and Hercegovina of the Austrian Foreign Ministry (BMEIA).
The Austrian Federal Ministery for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA) invites writers from Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo to apply for one- to two-month residencies in Vienna during 2017. The writers will have the opportunity to live in an apartment in the centre of Vienna, in the Quartier 21 in the MuseumsQuartier, and will receive a fellowship of 1,050 EUR. During their stay, the writers will have a possibility to publicly present their work. Eligible to apply are writers with at least one published book (novel, poetry, theatre).