In the beginning of May, the sociologist Wolfgang Streeck traveled to Sofia to present his book Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism that had recently been published in Bulgarian translation. The presentation was organized by the publishing house KX – Critique & Humanism in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Bulgaria. The attentive audience listened with interest a vivid discussion between Heinrich Geiselberger (Suhrkamp publishing house), professor Stilyan Yotov (co-translator) and professor Alexander Kyossev (University of Sofia).
The topic of this year’s Kreativna Evropa program, taking place in Belgrade from April 18 to 21, 2017, was (Re)positioning of the region of Southeast Europe through culture. As a representative of the TRADUKI network, Andrej Lovšin participated in a panel discussion on the topic of strategies for development of a single book market. Together with Andrea Lešić-Thomas (University of Sarajevo), Enes Halilović (Sent i Eckermann, Novi Pazar) and Ana Pejović (Krokodil, Belgrade) he discussed with the moderator Mladen Vesković from Serbian Ministry of Culture and Information about the question how could books that in their original language are well understood also in other countries of the region be distributed and sold better also across borders.
The Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA) published a new call for applications for writers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia to apply for residential fellowships in Vienna in 2018. Selected candidates will get a free apartment in the centre of Vienna fort wo months as well as a monthly allowance of 1,050 EUR.