The Slovenian Association of Literary Translators (DSKP) once again brought the participants of the International Slovenian Literature Translation Seminar to the garden of Villa Zlatica in Ljubljana. This time, the topic was the future of contemporary Slovenian comics and how to approach the translation of comic clouds.
Zdravka Evtimova, a prominent Bulgarian writer and president of the Bulgarian PEN center, has gained recognition for her novel Thursday, which was included in the 100 Slavic Novels collection. Evtimova is highly regarded in contemporary Bulgarian prose and is also known for her translations from English, French, and German.
During a working meeting held at Villa Zlatica, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, as well as the President of the FSK Board, Maja Gojković, and the Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures, Andreja Rihter, engaged in a productive discussion on the importance of implementing the FSK program designed to promote the rich cultural heritage of the Slavic countries.
The home of Ljubljana’s revered mayor Ivan Hribar (1851-1941), the renovated Villa Zlatica in Rožna Dolina, today offers visitors a glimpse at the life of one of Ljubljana’s most popular mayors and in turn also an encounter with the housing culture of a Slovenian bourgeois family at the beginning of the 20th century.
It was exactly one hundred years ago, in 1922, that Croatian novelist, playwright and poet Miroslav Krleža wrote the second part of his Glembay trilogy – In agony. The wounds of World War I had not yet healed and the old social orders were crumbling. A hundred years later we find ourselves in a similar predicament: fundamental social structures are changing irreversibly as age-old existential questions remain equally relevant.
The Forum of Slavic Cultures, in cooperation with partners, organised the Festival of Slavic Literatures. The first edition of the Festival, which will become a regular literary event on the cultural calendar in the years to come, was dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the 100 Slavic Novels collection. The anniversary was held under the honourable patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor.