March 2016



Partners:


Mirjana Đurđević

Mirjana Đurđević (Belgrade, 1956) has published sixteen novels, as well as several short stories and essays. Her novel Deda Rankove riblje teorije/Grandpa Ranko’s Fish Theories/ (2004) won award Female pen in 2004. For her novel Kaya, Belgrade and the Good American she received the prestigious Meša Selimović Award for the best book in the region in 2009. Her works have been translated into English and Slovenian.


Bojan Babić

Bojan Babić was born in Belgrade in 1977. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology and has published seven books: PLI-PLI (short stories, Literary Youth of Serbia, 1996); Noise in prose (prose poems, Intelekta, Valjevo, 2003), Stories of good fortune (short stories, Treći Trg (Third Square), Belgrade, 2008), Inhuman comedy (novel, AlgoritamMedia, Belgrade, 2010), Girls, be good (omni-novel, Levo krilo (Left wing), Belgrade, 2013 – Award Fund Borislav Pekic) Illegal Parnassus (novel, Levo krill (Left wing), Belgrade 2013), Chaplin’s foot (novel, Left wing, Belgrade 2015).
His stories, poems and newspaper articles were published in magazines and anthologies in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Sweden, Austria, United States, Mexico, Iceland …
He resided in residential programs for writers in Sarajevo and in Gotland (Sweden).


Srđan Srdić

Srdjan Srdić was born in 1977 in Kikinda. He is the author of the novel “Dead field” and “Satori”, the story books “Espirando” and “Combustion” as well as collections of essays “Notes from reading.” He works as a librarian, teacher of creative writing / reading and editor. Srdić has won several literary awards and his books and articles have been translated into a dozen languages. Since September 2015, he returned to the be editor of the international short story festival Kikinda Short.




Partners:


Jelena Marinkov

Jelena Marinkov was born in 1993 in Kikinda, where she finished elementary school and gymnasium. She won first place in the Republican contest of talents in the field of literature 2012. That same year she won the award for best song at the 10th literary competition students from Banat organized by RCT Mihajlo Pupin from Pancevo. She has published stories and poems in literary magazines Avangrad, North bunker and tickets. She won the literary prize for the best short story collection of the author’s younger than thirty years Djura Đukanov for 2015. He studies Serbian language and literature with comparative Faculty of Philology in Belgrade.


Mileta Prodanović

Professor at the University of Arts, Belgrade, School of Fine Arts.
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1959.
Graduated at the University of Arts in Belgrade – School of Fine Arts (painting department) in 1983. M.A. at the same School in 1985. Special Post-graduate course at the Royal College of Arts in London 1988-89.
Works as a professor on the University of Arts, Belgrade – School of Painting.
Honorary Fellow in writing (participation in International Writing Program) The University of Iowa, Iowa City, United States.
Exhibits since 1980. – exhibitions in various galleries in ex-Yugoslavia and in Europe. Group shows in Italy (Venice Biennial), Germany, Switzerland, Austria etc. Also curated several exhibitions of Yugoslav contemporary art.
Publishes essays, art criticism and fiction since 1982. Comments (culture, war, politics) in various newspapers (Borba – Nasa Borba, Dnevni Telegraf, Radio B-92, Danas, etc).
Books (in Serbo-Croatian):
– Dinner at St.Appolonia’s/ Večera kod Svete Apolonije (novel, Belgrade 1983)
– New Cluny / Novi Klini (novel, Belgrade 1986)
– Travels along Paintintigs and Labels / Putopisi po slikama I etiketama (short stories, Novi Sad 1993)
– The Dog with the Broken Spine / Pas prebijene kičme (novel, Belgrade 1993)
– Miasma / Mijazma (poems, Belgrade 1994)
– Cellestial Opera / Nebeska opera (short stories, Belgrade 1995)
– Dance You Monster on my Soft Song / Pleši čudovište na moju nežnu muziku (novel, Belgrade 1996)
– Red Scarf, the Silk One / Crvena marama, sva od svile (novel, Belgrade 1999)
– This Could Be Your Lucky Day / Ovo bi mogao biti Vaš srećan dan (Belgrade – Zagreb 2000)
– Eye on the Road / Oko na putu (short stories – travel fragments, Belgrade 2000)
– Older and More Beautiful Belgrade / Stariji I lepši Beograd (non-fiction, Belgrade 2001)
– Garden in Venice / Vrt u Veneciji (novel, Belgrade 2002)
– Alicia in the Land of Saint Carps / Eliša u zemlji Svetih šarana (novel, Belgrade 2003)
– The Collection / Kolekcija (novel, Belgrade 2006)
– Agnus Dei / Agnec (short stories, Belgrade 2007)
– Procession of Marvels / Povorka čudesa (short stories – travel fragments, Belgrade 2008)
– Mink / Hermelin (selected short stories, Belgrade 2009)
– Ultramarine / Ultramarin (novel, Belgrade 2010)
– Transition Accessories / Tranziciona galanterija (non-fiction, Zrenjanin 2011)
– Arcadia / Arkadija (novel, Belgrade 2013)
– Vitiligo (novel, Belgrade 2013)
Awarded by various prizes – the most important and most recent:
1993. Belgrade, “Lazar Trifunović” national award for art criticism,
1996. Belgrade, Literary grant “Borislav Pekić” for the book project,
1996. Belgrade, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts – “Ivan Tabaković” award for the best one-man show in Belgrade (given bi-annualy)
2000. Zagreb, “Bvlgarica” – award for the best unpublished book written in some of ex-Yugoslavian languages (for This Could Be Your Lucky Day)
2003. Belgrade – The City of Belgrade Award – for literature
2006. Novi Sad, „Sava Šumanović” award for visual arts
2008. Vrbas-Beograd – „Zlatni suncokret”, Vital award for the best book in 2007.
2011. Zrenjanin – „Todor Manojlović” award for modernexpression in arts
2011. Novi Sad – Kovilj – „Stevan Pešić“ award for literature
His books were translated into Spanish, Polish, Hungarian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian, some texts, short stories and essays translated into English, German, French, etc… Short stories and fragments of the novels included in various anthologies of Serbian literature.
Lives in Belgrade.


Miljan Mikić

Student of the creative writing course lead by Vladimir Arsenic and Srdjan Srdić.




Partners:


Mirjana Đurđević

Mirjana Đurđević (Belgrade, 1956) has published sixteen novels, as well as several short stories and essays. Her novel Deda Rankove riblje teorije/Grandpa Ranko’s Fish Theories/ (2004) won award Female pen in 2004. For her novel Kaya, Belgrade and the Good American she received the prestigious Meša Selimović Award for the best book in the region in 2009. Her works have been translated into English and Slovenian.


Bojan Krivokapić

Bojan Krivokapić – (1985) An activist in the culture and writer. He gained his activist and artistic experience at the Chamber Theatre of Music Ogledalo and the International Festival of Actual Music Interzone. Graduated from the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Comparative Literature.
Published books:
1. “Lilith running, deamons stumbling” (Trči Lilit, zapinju demoni) – short stories (Kikinda, Serbia, 2013);
2. “The Flight of the Cockroach” (Žoharov let) – gemischt poetry (Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014)
3. “Lilith running, deamons stumbling / Corri Lilit, i demoni inciampano”: translated into Italian by Vanesa Begić (Pazin, Croatia, 2014)
He published poetry and short fiction in number of anthologies and literary magazines in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia. He awarded first prize for prose Ulaznica (Zrenjanin, 2011), was shortlisted for literary prize Lapis Histriae (Umag, 2012 and 2014). Winner of the prize “Đura Đukanov” for the book “Lilith running, deamons stumbling” (Kikinda, Serbia, 2012). Winner of the prize “Mak Dizdar” for the book “The Flight of the Cockroach” (Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2013). Winner of the prize “Edo Budiša” for the book “Lilith running, deamons stumbling” (Pazin, Croatia, 2014).
He is engaged in the Youth Center CK13 in Novi Sad as coordinator of the literary program and as educator in the field of Creative Writing.
He participated at the Ljubljana Festival Mlade Rime, at the Zagreb Festival of Activist Poetry Art Attack, Wood Poets: Poetry Event in Istria, etc.
Residential programs: Sarajevo (2013) ands Prishtina (2014).
He is editor of:
“House Work” (Radovi u Kući) – collection of poetry and short prose (Novi Sad, 2012);< “On the Streets they walk over barefooted People” (Na ulici gaze bose ljude) collection of poetry and short prose; “PitchWise” – collection of poetry and short prose (Sarajevo, 2012); “Rules of Rows – A Reader” (Poučak o nizovima: čitanka) – collection of poetry, short prose and drama (Novi Sad, 2014). Lives in Novi Sad.


Gavra Vlaškalin

Gavra Vlaškalin was born in Zrenjanin in 1958, where he still lives and works.
In the last few years he is devoted to writing poetry and short stories.
The first collection of stories and poems “Tattoo for her” published 2012 by Art Association in Zrenjanin.
Since 2013 he has been a member of Matica srpska.
In the period 2014/2015 he attended creative writing workshops and short stories readings “Hila”.
The second book of stories “At the last moment” published by Kairos in 2015.




Partners:


Olivera Skoko


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Mileta Prodanović

Professor at the University of Arts, Belgrade, School of Fine Arts.
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1959.
Graduated at the University of Arts in Belgrade – School of Fine Arts (painting department) in 1983. M.A. at the same School in 1985. Special Post-graduate course at the Royal College of Arts in London 1988-89.
Works as a professor on the University of Arts, Belgrade – School of Painting.
Honorary Fellow in writing (participation in International Writing Program) The University of Iowa, Iowa City, United States.
Exhibits since 1980. – exhibitions in various galleries in ex-Yugoslavia and in Europe. Group shows in Italy (Venice Biennial), Germany, Switzerland, Austria etc. Also curated several exhibitions of Yugoslav contemporary art.
Publishes essays, art criticism and fiction since 1982. Comments (culture, war, politics) in various newspapers (Borba – Nasa Borba, Dnevni Telegraf, Radio B-92, Danas, etc).
Books (in Serbo-Croatian):
– Dinner at St.Appolonia’s/ Večera kod Svete Apolonije (novel, Belgrade 1983)
– New Cluny / Novi Klini (novel, Belgrade 1986)
– Travels along Paintintigs and Labels / Putopisi po slikama I etiketama (short stories, Novi Sad 1993)
– The Dog with the Broken Spine / Pas prebijene kičme (novel, Belgrade 1993)
– Miasma / Mijazma (poems, Belgrade 1994)
– Cellestial Opera / Nebeska opera (short stories, Belgrade 1995)
– Dance You Monster on my Soft Song / Pleši čudovište na moju nežnu muziku (novel, Belgrade 1996)
– Red Scarf, the Silk One / Crvena marama, sva od svile (novel, Belgrade 1999)
– This Could Be Your Lucky Day / Ovo bi mogao biti Vaš srećan dan (Belgrade – Zagreb 2000)
– Eye on the Road / Oko na putu (short stories – travel fragments, Belgrade 2000)
– Older and More Beautiful Belgrade / Stariji I lepši Beograd (non-fiction, Belgrade 2001)
– Garden in Venice / Vrt u Veneciji (novel, Belgrade 2002)
– Alicia in the Land of Saint Carps / Eliša u zemlji Svetih šarana (novel, Belgrade 2003)
– The Collection / Kolekcija (novel, Belgrade 2006)
– Agnus Dei / Agnec (short stories, Belgrade 2007)
– Procession of Marvels / Povorka čudesa (short stories – travel fragments, Belgrade 2008)
– Mink / Hermelin (selected short stories, Belgrade 2009)
– Ultramarine / Ultramarin (novel, Belgrade 2010)
– Transition Accessories / Tranziciona galanterija (non-fiction, Zrenjanin 2011)
– Arcadia / Arkadija (novel, Belgrade 2013)
– Vitiligo (novel, Belgrade 2013)
Awarded by various prizes – the most important and most recent:
1993. Belgrade, “Lazar Trifunović” national award for art criticism,
1996. Belgrade, Literary grant “Borislav Pekić” for the book project,
1996. Belgrade, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts – “Ivan Tabaković” award for the best one-man show in Belgrade (given bi-annualy)
2000. Zagreb, “Bvlgarica” – award for the best unpublished book written in some of ex-Yugoslavian languages (for This Could Be Your Lucky Day)
2003. Belgrade – The City of Belgrade Award – for literature
2006. Novi Sad, „Sava Šumanović” award for visual arts
2008. Vrbas-Beograd – „Zlatni suncokret”, Vital award for the best book in 2007.
2011. Zrenjanin – „Todor Manojlović” award for modernexpression in arts
2011. Novi Sad – Kovilj – „Stevan Pešić“ award for literature
His books were translated into Spanish, Polish, Hungarian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian, some texts, short stories and essays translated into English, German, French, etc… Short stories and fragments of the novels included in various anthologies of Serbian literature.
Lives in Belgrade.


Miljan Mikić

Student of the creative writing course lead by Vladimir Arsenic and Srdjan Srdić.




Partners:


Jelena Marinkov

Jelena Marinkov was born in 1993 in Kikinda, where she finished elementary school and gymnasium. She won first place in the Republican contest of talents in the field of literature 2012. That same year she won the award for best song at the 10th literary competition students from Banat organized by RCT Mihajlo Pupin from Pancevo. She has published stories and poems in literary magazines Avangrad, North bunker and tickets. She won the literary prize for the best short story collection of the author’s younger than thirty years Djura Đukanov for 2015. He studies Serbian language and literature with comparative Faculty of Philology in Belgrade.


Marija Pavlović

Born in 1984 in Leskovac, lives and works in Belgrade as a copywriter and the editor of an online magazine. She finished MA studies at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, department: English language and literature. She is the author of the script The Strange Case of Mrs. Jekyll and Dr. Hyde, the short-stories collection Horror stories of everyday life and short stories such as Discopolis, American Dream and Disco Inferno. She is the translator of one of the essays in the collection Politics and Performing Arts by Prof. Dr. Janelle Reinelt and one of the participants in the project Writers for the Future, a Bosnian initiative organized by Balkan Literary Society and supported by United Nations. The story American Dream was one of the top 20 stories at the Croatian Festival of European Short Story, while the collection Horror Stories of Everyday Life was shortlisted for Serbian literary awards Biljana Jovanovic and Dusan Vasiljev. She reads and writes whenever possible.


Miroslav Ćurčić

Student of the creative writing course lead by Vladimir Arsenic and Srdjan Srdić.