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Lit Link Festival 2017 in Pula, Rijeka and Zagreb

The 'Lit Link Festival' in Croatia (or 'Književna karika' - in Croatian) is a three-day literary tour whose participants are writers, editors and publishers. This year the motto of the Lit Link Festival is “Despite Brexit” and the guests are British writers, editors and publishers.
The festival consists of three evening readings in which both Croatian authors and British authors participate. The readings will take place in the coastal cities of Pula (29th June, Centar Rojc) and Rijeka (30th June, Astronomski centar), as well as the inland capital, Zagreb (1st July, Club Močvara/Mochvara).

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Croatian film at this year’s Cannes: Dubravka Turić’s Cherries in Directors’ Fortnight

The short feature film ‘Trešnje’ (Cherries) by Dubravka Turić has been included in the The Directors’ Fortnight selection of the Cannes Film Festival – which will be held from 18 – 28 May 2017 in Cannes.
Dubravka Turić’s recently won best short film at the 72nd International Film Festival in Venice for Belladonna and is excited with the news that Trešnje has made the selection in Cannes.
"We also must not forget that Croatian film now has a long-lasting continuity in Cannes. Extraordinary films like ‘Kokoška’ from Una Gunjak, ‘Zvizdan’ by Dalibor Matanić, and last year’s excellent ‘Zvir’ from Miroslav Sikavica, have surely contributed to greater interest in the Croatian movie,” said director Dubravka Turić.

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World Literature Today on Dubravka Ugrešić - the laureate of the 2016 Neudstadt Prize

Dubravka Ugrešić’s work takes center stage in the most recent issue of World Literature Today. She is the winner of the 2016 Neustadt Prize.

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Slobodan Šnajder the winner of T-portal 2016 literary award

The finalists were the novels “The Brass Times” by Slobodan Šnajder, “Alone by the Sea” by Zoran Ferić, “No Signal Area” by Robert Perišić, “Skin-coloured Cloud” by Nebojša Lujanović, and “Your Son Huckleberry Finn” by Bekim Sejranović.

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First Croatian newspaper for asylum-seekers, refugees launched

The monthly publication was launched with the aim of establishing closer mutual trust and offering information to people who were forced to leave their homes in search of protection and security, it was said at the launch.
Most of the newspapers' authors are asylum-seekers.

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Croatia to promote fledgling authors at Frankfurt Book Fair

Selected young Croatian authors will appear at this year's Frankfurt International Book Fair on October 19-23 under the motto "They're coming - 7 magnificent young authors".

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Literary festival "Europe In The Yard" to promote writers in Zagreb this autumn

The fourth edition of of the literary festival "Europe In The Yard" (Europea u Dvorištu) organised by the Ljevak publishing company will take place in Zagreb this autumn and winter.

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Europe's best indie novels listed in support of UK remaining in EU

The independent publisher Dedalus Books is making its own small case for remaining in the EU, with its “Reading Europe” promotion, a selection of novels from EU countries intended to “let the reader know the literature, history and culture of each country better”. They are all from UK independent publishers, all translated into English, and of course, two of them are Croatian.

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French Translations of Eight Poetry Collections by Croatian Authors

Eight poetry books by Croatian poets and poetesses have been translated into French and published by the French publishing house L'Ollave within the edition "Domaine croate/ Poésie". The editor-in-chief Jean de Breyne launched this special edition in 2012 in order to introduce the readers with this very prolific and heterogeneous poetic production of whose existence the French public was previously almost completely unaware.

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11 Books To Read This Spring According to Paper Magazine

In the wise words of Kylie Jenner, 2016 is the year of "realizing things." If you want to speed up the revelation process, books are a good way to go. In the selection below, we've found a nice surprise: a ''dazzling, funny and deadly serious novel with which a glorious new European voice has arrived'' (The Guardian) - Adios, Cowboy, by Olja Savičević Ivančević.

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Star Wars Adds Shine to Croatian 'Pearl' Dubrovnik

The new Star Wars movie will be part-filmed in the Croatian resort of Dubrovnik in March, bringing the city additional prestige among film fans and marketing potential.

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Dubravka Ugrešić, winner of the Neustadt Prize

Dubravka Ugrešić announced as 2016 winner of prestigious Neustadt International Prize for Literature

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The Eastern Iowa Gazette reviewers selected Perisic's Our Man in Iraq as one of their favorites in 2013

Gazette book reviewers who have shared their insights about more than 100 books in 2013 were asked to name just five favorites from the long list of books they read this year.

One of them, Laura Farmer, include in her favorites “Our Man in Iraq” by Robert Perisic. She wrote that this was one of the most striking novels of the year. When Boris begins sending incoherent reports back to Croatia from Iraq, Toni, Boris’ cousin, rewrites them, blurring the line between truth and fiction and raising points about the role of the media, truth, and the chances we take in life to do what we think is best.

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Literary Link - LitLink at UNIRI Library

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At the University Library in Rijeka at the American Corner, the LitLink programme will be held on Friday, September 27th, from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM in the Glagoljica exhibition hall, with american writers Elianna Kan and Ernesto Estrella as guests .

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Lit Link Festival 2013

26th-28th of September 2013

Pula 26.9. - Rijeka 27.9. - Zagreb 28.9. 2013.

The first edition of the festival hosts American writers, publishers and editors.
A number of Croatian authors present their work.
Lit Link Festival wants to induce the two-way exchange of fresh information.
Readings: Heidi Julavits, Damir Karakaš, Tao Lin, Zoran Ferić, Ernesto Estrella, Marinko Koščec, James Hopkin, Vlado Bulić, Buzz Poole, Sibila Petlevski, Renato Baretić, Tea Tulić, Bekim Sejranović, Drago Glamuzina, Nikola Petković, Vedrana Rudan, Slađana Bukovac, Gordan Nuhanović, Vladimir Stojsavljević, Drago Orlić, Neven Ušumović
Lectures and discussions: Richard Nash, John O’Brien, Elianna Kan, Buzz Poole, Gaston Bellemare...

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Croatia’s biggest leap since independence

Independent, 16 June 2013, by Keith Micallef

The 1st July is seen by many as a historic day in Croatia’s relatively brief existence as an independent state, marking the country’s accession to the EU. Twenty-two years have passed since the country declared its independence from Yugoslavia. Before that, Croatia’s only experience as an independent state was between 1941 and 1945, as a German puppet state under Nazi leadership. After a civil war that ended in 1995, EU membership was only a distant image on the horizon. Yet, after a prolonged negotiation period spanning more than six years, in 2011 Croatia finally received the green light to join the elite club, two years later.

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Trieste wins Independent Foreign Fiction Readers’ Prize

The winner of the 2013 Prize is 'The Detour' by Gerbrand Bakker, translated by David Colmer'. Themes of infidelity, exile and isolation won over the judges of this year’s Prize to give the author his second major prize win. His previous novel The Twin won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Translator David Colmer will share the prize money with Bakker, in this unique award that recognises writer and translator equally.

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Our man in America

ROBERT PERIŠIĆ ON HIS FIRST AMERICAN BOOK TOUR TO PROMOTE HIS NOVEL, OUR MAN IN IRAQ.

Visit www.ourmaniniraq.com

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Trieste, By Dasa Drndic

The Independent

Boyd Tonkin

Friday 19 April 2013

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Perisic's book launch in New York

Facing the U.S. tour of Robert Perisic

The author will undertake a North American reading & cultural tour. Inaugural U.S. Event will take place in New York City on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00pm - Hausing Works, Bookstore cafe

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Trieste Is Shortlisted

The shortlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is announced, and Daša Drndić is on it!

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Daša Drndić long-listed for the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

Drndić was shortlisted for her novel Trieste, a story about Jews of Gorizia in Northeast Italy during World War II.
The Independent Foreign Prize honours the best work of fiction by a living author, which has been translated into English from any other language and published in the United Kingdom.

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Perisic's novel selected as one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2013

A very popular American site on books and literary culture, The Millions, selected Robert Perisic's novel Our Man in Iraq as one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2013.

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New Meštrović's book published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing

After having published his book Dispersion of Meaning - The Fading Out of the Doctrinaire World? (2008), the same publisher CSP - Cambridge Scholars Publishing has just published a collection of nine inter-linked essays by Matko Meštrović under the title Towards a New Orientation. A Croatian version of the book, Prema novom usmjerenju, was published by Zagreb publisher Antibarbarus.

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Horvat and Štiks in Monthly Review Magazine

An article 'Post-Socialism, the European Union, and a New Left in the Balkans', published in Monthly Review is a theoretical paper written by Srećko Horvat and Igor Štiks who are also the editors of theoretical part of the Subversive Festival in Zagreb.

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Flesh of Her Flesh in English on Kindle

After Croatian, German, Swedish, Macedonian and Polish, Slavenka Drakulic’s autobiographical book is now available in English on Kindle.

"In 2004, I had successful kidney transplant surgery at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, USA. The kidney did not come from a deceased person or a relative as used to be the case for decades – but from an anonymous living donor. Not even being aware that this was a possibility, I was fascinated by this extreme case of altruism. It is not very often that one finds oneself confronted by an act of such goodness."

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How Are You? by Barbara Matejčić, a review

LIT LINK FESTIVAL 2017

"From time to time, a literary work would appear that would succeed in giving a voice to the voiceless ones. How Are You?, an excellent collection of short stories by a Croatian journalist and writer Barbara Matejčić, is one of these literary works.
The author has spent a period of her life with her characters, being with them, helping them and listening to their stories, and her method is hence intrinsically one typical of investigative journalism."
Saša Ilić, eurolitnetwork.com

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Tea Tulić: The Hair is everywhere (Selection)

LIT LINK FESTIVAL 2017

Tea Tulić was born in Rijeka (Croatia) in 1978. Her work was published in various Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian and Slovenian literature and cultural magazines including McSweeney’s from San Francisco. In 2011, she won Prozak, a literary award for the best young author’s manuscript, which resulted in publication of her first book, a fragmentary novel Kosa posvuda (Hair Everywhere). The novel received numerous positive reviews and was included in the top five prose books of the 2011 by Vijesnik daily newspaper, The Croatian Ministry of Culture awarded it as one of the best prose books in 2011. Hair Everywhere is also translated and published in UK, Italy, Macedonia and Serbia. In 2014. in cooperation with the musical collective Japanski Premijeri, she published spoken word album Albumče on Bandcamp.
She is a jury member of international short prose competition Lapis Histrae and a member of RiLit, a non-formal group of writers from Rijeka. Her new novel “Maksimum jata” (Flock’s maksimum) is recently published.

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Film festivals in Croatia

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre currently co-finances 59 film festivals and other audiovisual events. These serve various functions: they are particularly important for promoting Croatian audiovisual creation and serve as a platform for screening artistic content and non-commercial film forms, which makes them relevant on a local, regional, national and, in some cases, international level.

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The Little Black Egg: a punk excursion to Croatia

"It’s called Rijecki Novi Val. (Novi Val is Croatian for New Wave.) This is one of the best collections of anything I ever acquired. Punk and New Wave were huge in the Balkans. I said it once, and I’ll say it again: the ex-YU countries are responsible for the some of the best punk music made anywhere."

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An interview with Zdenko Franjić

Starting out in 1987, Croatian record label Slusaj Najglasnije! (or Listen Loudest!) documented many of Croatia’s greatest bands, including Majke, Hali Gali Halid, Satan Panonski, Bambi Molestors, and many others. Over time, Listen Loudest! evolved, and today releases music from artists the world around. The mastermind behind Listen Loudest, Zdenko Franjic, has been kept his label/life mission together for over thirty years without a break.

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20 Essential Films for an Introduction to Yugoslavian Cinema

Once upon a time there was a country, and that country made films. The films produced in the former Yugoslavia remain fascinating for anyone interested in the country or in films. This list is by no means definitive, for Yugoslav cinema is too rich and varied for that. It is rather, a primer for those unfamiliar with the region, the best bits from each era and each generation.

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Croatian Sites on UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List

A little know fact is that Croatia, together with Spain, have the most cultural and historical heritage under the protection of UNESCO, and Croatia has the highest number of UNESCO intangible goods of any European country.

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Dancing under socialism: rare electronic music from Yugoslavia

In the last couple of years, various collections of electronic music from former Yugoslavia popped up, ranging from numerous downloadable CDR mixtapes to official compilation albums. Yet there are several more waiting in line to be pressed and, as you will see, these are most definitely worth waiting for.

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First Croatian newspaper for asylum-seekers, refugees launched

The monthly publication was launched with the aim of establishing closer mutual trust and offering information to people who were forced to leave their homes in search of protection and security, it was said at the launch.
Most of the newspapers' authors are asylum-seekers.

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Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

The National Theater in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, is one of those things which always finds its way to every visitor’s busy schedule.

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Zagreb Festivals and Cultural Events

Numerous festivals, shows and exhibitions are held annually in Zagreb. Search our what's on guide to arts & entertainment.

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A History of Eastern European Matchboxes

Although they were produced under strict state-controlled production processes; that were aimed at exploiting them as a means of publicizing political initiatives, promoting public health and safety, and selling the communist ideal both at home and abroad, the artists used them as a vehicle to experiment with various imaginative ideas and artistic techniques, achieving truly stunning results.

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