The first guest of the writers in residence program in Sarajevo, organized by PEN Centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the support of TRADUKI, was the Croatian writer Nenad Rizvanović who came to Sarajevo in May. According to Rizvanović, residential scholarships are an ideal opportunity for writers to work for a month on their current manuscript, and he thanked the organizers for the fellowship that he used to draft his new book, a family chronicle with the working title Svijet oko nas [The World Around Us].
The Bulgarian writer Anton Baev spent four weeks in May in Skopje where he was guest of the TRADUKI-supported writers in residence program Absolutely modern. Invited by the publishing house Goten, he used his time in Skopje to work on his experimental novel, which will be a continuation of his book Светата кръв, published in 2016.
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.