As part of the programme of the Centre of the Forum of Slavic Cultures in Belgrade, a literary evening dedicated to the Bulgarian writer Zdravka Evtimova and her novel “Thursday” took place at the National Library of Serbia. The work, translated into Serbian by Elizabeta Georgiev, was published in the 100 Slavic Novels collection.
100 Slavic Novels
Before the end of the year, the 15th anniversary of the 100 Slavic Novels collection was celebrated at the Russian State Library, the largest library in Russia and one of the largest in the world. Slovenian writer Gabriela Babnik took part in the event. Her novel Intimno (Intimate) is included in the Slovenian list of the collection.
Forum of Slavic Cultures and partners kicked off the Slavic Seasons cycle at Bogenšperk Castle with the first in the series of events. Young grammar school students from Celje and Litija listened to the motivational address by Dmitry Polikanov, Deputy Head of Rossotrudnichestvo, and talked to Slovenian author Vlado Žabot and Yulia Sozina, literary historian from Russia.
For the second time in a row, the FSK was a partner of the Slavic Garden programme at the Pula Book Fair. At the poetry evening entitled My Goal is – Horizon, which took place outdoors, visitors were able to listen to the poetry of five poets from the Slavic world in the dramatization and interpretation of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.
The Centre of Slavic Cultures Moscow has traditionally organized the Festival of Slavic Cultures on the occasion of the Day of Slavic Literacy. This year it took place in hybrid form, partly live and partly remotely. The festival also included a round table dedicated to new Russian editions in the Hundred Slavic Novels collection.
Writer, theatre and film director Marko Sosič passed away aged barely 62. Marko Sosič was born in 1958 in Trieste. He graduated in theatre directing at the Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Zagreb. He has directed in various Slovenian and Italian theatres as well as for television. He was Artistic director of the Slovene National Theatre in Nova Gorica and Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste.