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LitLink. The Editor's View. By: Anna Kelly

As far as I know, LitLink festival is unique. Each year it takes a group of writers and publishers to three Croatian cities – Pula, Rijeka, and Zagreb – for a series of evening readings. Along the way there are coach journeys on winding roads, stunning vistas of deep green fields and icy mountains, excellent Croatian wine and food, sea swimming, plenty of book chat...



 

Each year a different country is invited – one year Italian writers and publishers, one year Americans, and so on. So we were a group of British writers and editors travelling with our generous hosts – Robert Perišić and Ivan Sršen – under the embarrassing cloud of Brexit and all it suggests. But for me this made it an even more fascinating experience in some ways. It felt like a precious opportunity to consider questions of identity, and ideas about the way people define themselves in relation to their country’s politics.

As little Croatian literature is translated into English, a highlight of the trip was the opportunity to discover something of what Croatian authors are writing about. Many of them read fiction with a humorous, existential, slightly ironic tone. A standout example was a gloriously Beckettian story by Robert Perišic, about two men in New York looking for danger, devastated by their failure to find any. Žjelkja Horvat Čeč, in contrast, read from her YA novel 4 Locks, inspired by her memories of the war. In one scene, set after the fall of Socialism, a Catholic priest comes to the house, and while the mother talks with him, the teenage protagonist has to slip out of the house to borrow a crucifix to put on the wall. I was also particularly struck by one of the few non-fiction readings we heard, by Katarina Luketić, about the way ideas about the Balkans throughout history and historiography have been romanticised and simplified, or else the opposite: portrayed as ‘complicated, even monstrously so’.

This was an eye-opening and inspiring opportunity to travel to Croatia, meet some fantastic writers and make new friends. Thank you to Robert and Ivan and the Croatian Writers Society for the opportunity.

By Anna Kelly

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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: 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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Iva Sopka: Tri priče

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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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