International Novi Sad Literature Festival

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The International Novi Sad Literature Festival (Serbian: Međunarodni književni festival) was founded by the Association of Writers of Vojvodina ( Serbian: Društvo književnika Vojvodine) in 2006. The Festival is held in Novi Sad еvery year in August and September.

Featuring contemporary poets, novelist and critics, who represent and promote the contemporary literature, the Festival is 6 days full of literature. The Festival includes readings, performances, exhibitions and music. More than 200 writers from Serbia and abroad participated in the first three Festivals. The works of participants of the Festival are published in literary journal Zlatna greda. The winning author of the International Novi Sad Literature festival is awarded by having his or her winning book published in Serbian.

Events[edit]

The programme of the Festival includes afternoon and evening readings and discussions in various venues throughout the city (libraries, clubs, caffès, squers), as well as visiting other towns in Serbia. The readings represent national literatures, groups of authors or single authors.

Main events are:

  • The evening reading on Trg mladenaca in the city centre, in front of the Poetry Gate
  • A symposium which is held each year to discuss important contemporary literary themes
  • A poetry slam
  • Two awarding ceremonies:
    • Branko’s Award Ceremony at Sremski Karlovci
    • International Literary Award Of Novi Sad Ceremony on Trg mladenaca
  • Daily picnics in which participants may take a boat ride on the Danube from Novi Sad to Sremski Karlovci and visit monasteries on Fruska Gora.

Participants on Festival[edit]

International participants[edit]

Author Country
Ben Okri Nigeria
John Hartley Williams England
Matthew Sweeney Ireland
Andrey Kurkov Ukraine
Tone Hødnebø Norway
Dieter M. Gräf Germany
Christian Teissl Austria
Philip Tew England
Matt Thorne England
Tibor Fischer England
Maja Dlgačeva Bulgaria
Søren Ulrik Thomsen Denmark
Jens-Martin Eriksen Denmark
Tatjana Ščerbina Russia
Robert Minhinnick Wales
Stephen Rodefer USA
Elena Fanailova Russia
Vicent Berenguer Spain
Milan Richter Slovakia
Vsevolod Emelin Russia
Peter Racz Hungary
Dan Coman Romania
W. N. Herbert England
Ide Hintze Austria
Øyvind Berg Norway
Claudiu Komartin Romania
Nicholas Blincoe England
Ayten Mutlu Turkey
Grisha Trifonov Bulgaria
Jean Portante France

Serbian authors[edit]

* Vladimir Tasić * Marko Vidojković * Vićazoslav Hronjec
* Miro Vuksanović * Dragan Jovanović Danilov * Oto Tolnai
* Goran Petrović * Nina Živančević * Slavko Almažan
* Zivlak Jovan * Đorđo Sladoje * Kornelija Farago
* Vida Ognjenović * Milan Nenadić * Janoš Banjai
* Danilo Nikolić * Dragan Dragojlović * Alpar Lošonc
* Mileta Prodanović * Zoran Đerić * Dušan Pajin
* Jovica Aćin * Ivan Negrišorac * Aleksandar Jerkov
* Igor Marojević * Zlatko Krasni * Mladen Vesković
* Milica Mićić-Dimovska * Ranko Risojević * Vladimir Gvozden
* Franja Petrinović * Radomir D. Mitrić * Novica Milić

Awards[edit]

Branko’s Award[edit]

During the Festival, a ceremony of awarding "Branko’s Award" (Serbian: Brankova nagrada) to the Young Serbian poet of the Year is held in Sremski Karlovci.

The most important Branko Award’s Laureates[edit]

  • Borislav Radović
  • Rajko Petrov Nogo
  • Raša Livada
  • Mile Stojić
  • Branko Maleš
  • Nina Živančević
  • Dragan Jovanović Danilov
  • Ana Ristović
  • Radomir D. Mitrić

International Literary Award Novi Sad[edit]

Every year, International Literary Award Novi Sad is given to a world renowned living poet for his poetic oeuvre or life achievement in the field of poetry.

Previous laureates include:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

"Moji su koreni svuda u svetu" (Večernje novosti, 29. 08. 2008.)

"Treba ponovo ispričati priču" (Danas, 06 - 07. 09. 2008.)

"Brankova nagrada za poeziju pripala Danetu Komljenu" (Tanjug, 14. 08. 2008.)

"Pesme rođene u hodu" (Novosti, 27. 08. 2008.)

"Svečano otvaranje na Trgu mladenaca" (Danas, 25. 08. 2008.)