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A very rough guide to LitLink. The Author's View. By: Joanna Kavenna

Each night there is a bilingual Croatian-English event. Translations are projected behind the writers as they read. It becomes apparent that many contemporary Croatian writers are high ironists, forging dark comedy from aspects of life that most disturb them – war, corruption, the riotous hypocrisy of those who claim to govern us.
The tour runs from Zagreb to Pula to Rijeka...



 

The festival begins in Zagreb, on a rooftop terrace, where a waiter brings out platters of fish, meat and bread. Everything is delicious.

You are introduced to Robert Perišić, the author who leads the festival. He writes and speaks beautifully. Another organiser, writer and publisher, Ivan Sršen, is clever and reassuring. He always knows what to do. When you return home you will find yourself thinking What would Ivan do now? How can I live my life without Ivan to guide me? But you also know that Ivan wants you to carry on without him.

Each night there is a bilingual Croatian-English event, compèred by a talented poet called Marko Pogacar. Actually Marko’s compèring is quite alchemical, because he draws so many disparate strands together each evening. Translations are projected behind the writers as they read. It becomes apparent that many contemporary Croatian writers are high ironists, forging dark comedy from aspects of life that most disturb them – war, corruption, the riotous hypocrisy of those who claim to govern us.

The tour runs from Zagreb to Pula to Rijeka, a region of densely forested mountains. Pula is a beautiful town by the coast, with a famous amphitheatre. You become obsessed with submerging yourself in the sea at any available opportunity. The festival organisers are deeply understanding, though you (alright – I) arrive at events henceforth in damp clothes, smelling faintly of salt. The readings in Pula take place at an abandoned barracks, the walls covered in lurid graffiti; in Rijeka, at an observatory, a planetarium, where drifting constellations hypnotise the audience. And a hypnotised audience is a happy audience. Everyone stays that night in a 1930s Josip Pičman hotel, with views across Kvarner Bay.

The final venue in Zagreb is another atmospheric building, reclaimed from the past. Perhaps we have succumbed to group hysteria, or the residual effects of celestial hypnosis, but it seems suddenly that there are strange moments of understanding between writers and readers, that these moments are genuinely significant to those concerned, that this is actually why we write, even though writing is also the most absurd enterprise as well.

With many thanks to our wonderful hosts – Robert Perišić, Tina Tešija and Ivan Sršen – the audiences, the publishers and my fellow authors.

By Joanna Kavenna

 

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Nagradu Sedmica i Kritična masa za mlade pisce dobila je Marina Gudelj

Pobjednica ovogodišnje Nagrade Sedmica i Kritična masa za mlade autore je Marina Gudelj (1988.) iz Splita.
Marina Gudelj nagrađena je za priču "Lee".
U užem izboru Nagrade za 2017. bili su: Alen Brlek, Katja Grcić, Marko Gregur, Marina Gudelj, Mira Petrović, Iva Sopka i Ana Rajković.
Ovo je treća godina Nagrade koju sponzorira cafe-bar Sedmica (Kačićeva 7, Zagreb).

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Marina Gudelj: Mi smo generacija koja je dobila ostatke neke ranije i uljuljala se u pasivnost

Predstavljamo uži izbor Nagrade Sedmica&Kritična masa

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Marina Gudelj: Lee

NAGRADA "SEDMICA & KRITIČNA MASA" 2017 - UŽI IZBOR

Marina Gudelj (1988., Split) diplomirala je hrvatski jezik i književnost na Sveučilištu u Zadru. Objavljivala je u Zarezu i na portalu KSET-a.

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Elena Ferrante: Genijalna prijateljica

Romani Elene Ferrante s razlogom su postali svjetske uspješnice i jedan od književnih fenomena ovog desetljeća, kako po odazivu publike u različitim zemljama, tako i po sudu kritike.
"Genijalna prijateljica" – prvi je dio romaneskne tetralogije o Eleni i Lili, pronicljivim i inteligentnim djevojkama iz Napulja koje žele stvoriti život u okrilju zagušujuće, nasilne kulture.
Ovdje donosimo uvodna poglavlja romana, a knjigu u cjelini - što preporučujemo - možete pročitati u izdanju "Profila".
Roman je s talijanskog prevela Ana Badurina.

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David Szalay: Duge rute

Pročitajte priču izvrsnog Davida Szalaya koji je bio sudionik Lit link festivala 2017 u Puli, Rijeci i Zagrebu.

David Szalay rođen je u Montrealu (1974.) u Kanadi odakle njegovi uskoro sele u Veliku Britaniju. Objavio je četiri prozne knjige, dobitnik je više književnih nagrada, a 2016. njegov je roman All That Man Is bio u užem izboru za Bookerovu nagradu. Szalay je uvršten u prestižni dekadni izbor najboljih mlađih britanskih romanopisaca časopisa Granta, kao i sličan izbor novina Telegraph. David Szalay pisac je minucioznog stila, naoko distanciranog, sa suptilnim i vrlo individualnim pomakom u tretiranju prozne događajnosti. Roman All That Man Is ono je što preporučamo za dulje upoznavanje, a za ovu priliku smo odabrali kratku priču Long Distance koju je napisao lani za radio BBC.

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Iva Sopka: Tri priče

NAGRADA "SEDMICA & KRITIČNA MASA" 2017 - UŽI IZBOR

Iva Sopka (1987., Vrbas) objavila je više kratkih priča, od kojih su najznačajnije objavljene u izboru za književnu nagradu Večernjeg lista „Ranko Marinković“ 2011. godine, Zarezovog i Algoritmovog književnog natječaja Prozak 2015. godine, nagrade „Sedmica & Kritična Masa“ 2016. godine, natječaja za kratku priču Gradske knjižnice Samobor 2016. godine te natječaja za kratku priču 2016. godine Broda knjižare – broda kulture. Osvojila je i drugo mjesto na KSET-ovom natječaju za kratku priču 2015. godine.

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