In September, the Serbian writer Dragoljub Stanković began his four-week residency in Sarajevo – a visit that was of huge personal importance to him, as he is reflecting in his works, above all in his latest novel Beogradski kiklop [The Cyclops of Belgrade], with the events of 1990s, thus also the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In a literary evening on September 26th, the guest from Belgrade was presented to the audience in Sarajevo. The evening was hosted by the journalist and literary critic Đorđe Krajšnik and the editor of the magazine Urban and the publishing house Buybook Kristina Ljevak. They talked with Stanković about his works, with a special emphasis on the novel The Cyclops of Belgrade. The writer drew up the impressions from Sarajevo in a diary that he wrote for the Radio Free Europe.
The visit of Dragoljub Stanković was the successful conclusion of this year’s residential program for writers and translators that is organized by the P.E.N. Centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina and supported by TRADUKI.