The second edition of the international literary festival Bookstan took place between July 4 and July 7 in Sarajevo. The organizers, the publishing house Buybook, prepared an extensive program with readings, talks, discussions, exhibitions and workshops. The focal topics this year were neighbourhood and fluid identities. The support of TRADUKI allowed authors Nellja Veremej (Germany/Russia), Tadej Golob and Goran Vojnović (Slovenia) as well as Rumena Bužarovska and Tihomir Jančovski (Macedonia) to perform in front of Sarajevo audience. Katja Stergar from Slovenian Book Agency JAK travelled to Split as the representative of TRADUKI to participate in the discussion „Small Languages, Policies of Translations “.
In June, the publishing house Goten welcomed a guest from Croatia within its TRADUKI supported writers in residence program Absolute modern in Skopje: For four weeks, Renato Baretić worked intensively on the script for two new episodes of the TV-series Crno-bijeli svijet as well as on the comedy that will be staged by the theatre Scena Gorica in Zagreb.
The young Macedonian writer Petar Andonovski spent the month of June in Sarajevo. Owing to the residential program for writers and translators, he spent four weeks in the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On June 21, Ahmed Burić hosted a literary evening, in which Andonovski presented his works and spoke about the beginnings of his literary career, about the publishing of his first book, and about the position of literature in current Macedonian society.