We are excited to announce that Peter Andonovski, the laureate of the European Union Prize for Literature 2020 for North Macedonia for the book Страв од варвари/ Fear of Barbarians (Ili-Ili, Skopje, 2018), will be the guest author of the Reading Balkans Residency Programme in Novo mesto in Slovenia in July this year.
Congratulations to Peter Andonovski and to all the laureates, among others, Lana Bastašić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Stefan Bošković (Montenegro) who were also the authors in residence in previous years of the Reading Balkans programme.
The EUPL is organised by a Consortium comprising the European Writers’ Council (EWC), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), and the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), with the support of the European Commission. The award is funded by Creative Europe.
Reading Balkans: Borders vs. Frontiers is a continuation of the project Reading Balkans that was supported by Creative Europe in 2017. This time we have put in the focus topics of borders and cooperation with refugee writers – at the time when old wounds from Balkan Wars have not yet been healed, the question of our borders still not solved, new politics of fear and nationalism is built when refugees are crossing our region (and actual border walls are built as well) – through our activities we want to work on dialogue, debate and deeper understanding of our actual problems.
The Residency is pre arranged by Reading
Balkans project in cooperation with the Publishing House Goga (Slo), Goten
Publishing (MK), Krokodil (Srb), Udruga Kurs (Cro), Poeteka (Alb), Qendra
Multimedia (Kos), PEN BIH and S. Fischer Stiftung (De) & partners.
The Literary Residence Programme ‘Reading
Balkans 2020’ is open to welcome fiction writers, poets, essayists,
playwrights, screenplay writers and comic book writers from Southeast Europe
(Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, North Macedonia,
Albania, Romania, Montenegro, Bulgaria).
Literary event with Ahmed Burić, Lidija Dimkovska and Maša Seničić will be held on July 3rd at 20.30 at ARTos Foundation Rooftop. All three authors are participants of the 2day Cyprus Literary Exchange.