Coordinator of the Festival

Srdjan Papic was born in 1977 in Zrenjanin, Serbia. He has published several books of short stories in Serbian and his short stories have been translated into English, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Greek, Macedonian and Slovenian. He is a high-school teacher of Serbian literature. Translation of his fiction has appeared in The Taintmagazine, The Carve Magazine, Carillon Magazine, Smoke Long Quarterly, Nuvein, Apple Valley Review, GIVE and in The Transfusion journal, Harvard University


Srdjan Srdic

Editor of the Festival

Srđan Srdić

Srdjan Srdić (1977) is a Serbian novelist, author of short stories, essayist, editor and lecturer in creative writing. He is the author of two novels, two collections of short stories and a book of essays and has received several literary awards. Srdić’s books and articles have been translated into several European languages.

Assistant editor of the Festival

Dunja Ilić

Born in Kikinda, Serbia, studying Literature and Literary Theory in Belgrade. Awarded the first prize in the regional essay competition by the literary magazine Ulaznica.

Ivana Pesko

Assistant editor of the Festival

Ivana Peško

Ivana Peško was born in Zrenjanin, in the year 1989. She graduated comparative literature at the Faculty of Philology of the University in Belgrade, after defending her graduation work Antique influences on the poetry of Branko Miljković. She finished her M.A on the subject of the influence of Young Bosnia on the literature of Ivo Andrić. She is an organizer of literature evenings and the cultural programme of Beogradsko čitalište, as well as assistant editor of publisher Književna radionica Rašić, literature critic of the online cultural magazine P.U.L.S.E, associate of literature magazines Severni Bunker, Avangard and Ulaznica and is one of the founders of the art group TROP Autsajder.

Assistant editor of the Festival

Vladimir Arsenić (Belgrade, 1972)

He graduated in comparative literature from the Tel Aviv University (master degree). He is a regular critic of the internet portal E-novine and booksa.hr. He published texts for the Think Tank, Beton, Quorum, Hourglass. He was a mentor on the project Criticize this! With Srdjan Srdić, he leads creative writing workshops Hila / Parobrod. He is a regular contributor to gatherings Cum grano salis in Tuzla. He translates from English and Hebrew. With friends, he edits literary magazine Ulaznica that is published in Zrenjanin. He supports Tottenham Hotspur FC.