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Picture book about Marin Drzic added to White Ravens Catalogue

The picture book about Marin Drzic, a famous medieval Croatian playwright, written by Luko Paljetak and illustrated by Andrea Peterlik-Huseinovic has been added to this year´s White Raven catalogue.

Ivana Marija Vidovic - successful debut in Rome

After opening the Meridiano festival in Tuscany on March 27th, Dubrovnik artist Ivana Marija Vidovic held a poetic piano recital in Rome on March 29th 2011, which was her first introduction to the Roman public.
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Book on Dalmatia launched

A professor of Slavic studies at the University of Oslo, Sven Monnesland, has published the book "Dalmacija ocima stranaca" (Dalmatia through foreign eyes, in an unofficial translation).

Bologna Children´s Book Fair 2011

48th Bologna Children´s Book Fair opened on 28th of March offering diverse and rich programme for pubiashers specialized in publishing for kids and youth. 
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Dusan Karpatsky´s Epistolarium in Prague

The book Epistolariumby Dusan Karpatsky will be presented on 29th of March in Prague. Epistolarium is a collection of poems gathered during 50 years´ consisted career of Dusan Karpatsky with poems by Bosnian, Montenegrin, Czech, Slovakian and Serbian poets. 
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Croatian readers crazy for Young´s 'The Shack'

The most popular book last year in Croatia according to the borrowing statistics was "The Shack" by Canadian author, William P. Young.

Poetess Nirvana Beltrame Ferletta presented in Venice

Poetess Nirvana Beltrane Ferletta presented her poem on the International Poetry Day on 21st of March in Venice (Italy).  This poetry event has gathered numerous poets from the Venice-Giulia, Tunis, Romania and Croatia.

Marko Pogacar in Vienna

Young poet and editor Marko Pogacar will present his latest poetry collection 'To the Lost Halves' on 29th of March at the Vienna's Pedagogue Academy. The collection has been translated by Alida Bremer, and the poems will be interpreted by actress Petra Ettimayr.
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Croatian writer Luko Paljetak admitted to Academy of Russian Literature

Luko Paljetak, a prominent writer, translator and member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU), is the first foreign national to be admitted to the Academy of Russian Literature at a session held on March 1.
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Drazan Gunjaca´s book Balkan Farewells published in Belgrade

Drazan Gunjaca´s book Balkan Farewells has been recently launched in Belgrade by the Alma Publishing  Agency. Drazan Gunjaca is an award winning writer and playwright from Pula. 

Croatia to attend Leipzig Book Fair

This year's international book fair in the German city of Leipzig will be held from March 17 to 20, and the Croatian stand will be formally opened on the first day of the fair, the president of the Croatian Association of Publishers and Book Distributors, Zdenko Ljevak, said at a press conference in Zagreb this past week.

Frakcija 55: ´Curating performing arts´

The first edition of Frakcija Magazine 55 thematizing ´Curating performing arts´ was sold within three months. Now the second edition is out. This edition of the magazine is in English language.
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World´s first book written live on Facebook gets printed edition

World's first book written on Facebook and including Facebook users' comments in the printed edition will be promoted next week in Split, Croatia.
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Rudjer Boskovic a famous scientist born 300 years ago

One of the greatest Croatian philosopher and scientist Rudjer Boskovic (Boscovich, 1711-1787), was born in Dubrovnik, where he was educated in the Jesuit Collegium.
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Eight-language Encyclopaedic Dictionary project sucessfully completed

The Miroslav Krleza Institute of Lexicography has published the eighth and last volume of its eight-language Encyclopaedic Dictionary, bringing one of its most ambitious projects to completion.
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Magazine Relations in English

The new edition of the Literary Magazine Relations 3-4/2010 has been launched in English with CD ‘Petite musical anthology of Croatian poetry’ in collaboration with the magazine Poetry.

Anthology featuring Croatian writers

Anthology of East-European Short Story titled ´Pensi che ci saremmo potuti conoscere in un bar?´ (´Maybe We Know Each Other From Some Bar´), featuring contributions by Croatian writers Robert Perisic and Roman Simic Bodrozic was presented during Book Fair in Rome, on 7th and 8th of December. 

Facebookers asked to collaborate on a printed book

Facebook users are able to enter right into an author's printed book in a new project launched on Thursday in Croatia.

Castropola - Istria Book Fair

The 16th Dreamlike Book Fair - Castropola will be held in the northern Adriatic city of Pula between 3rd and 12th of December.

Artists at the Culture Olympics in Pecs

Several Croatian artists will partake within the programme of the Cultural Olympics in the city of Pecs (Hungary) on 29th of November.

Writers in Sarajevo

The following writers from the Croatian Writers Society, Sanja Bilic, Boris Greiner, Irena Matijasevic and Darija Zilic, will partake in the programme of cultural exchange with the Bosnian Writers Society, which is set take place on 26th and 27th of November in Sarajevo and Mostar.

International festival on Slavic culture to be held on Nov. 25-27

The second international festival of Slavic cultures "Slavic Studies in Europe" will be held in Zagreb on November 25-27, the organisers of the event, the Croatian Slavic Society and the students' club A-302, said on Thursday.
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Ivana Brlic Mazuranic and Ivan Kusan in Japanese

Tales 'Croatian Tales of Long Ago' by Ivana Brlic Mazuranic and 'Mysterios Boy' by Ivan Kusan have been translated in Japanese language. Their Japanese publisher is Fusambo International, translation has been made by Ikiko Yamamoto. 

World´s oldest book shop celebrates 150th anniversary

A book shop in Croatia has started to mark its 150th anniversary and it is claiming to be the oldest in the world.

Little Summer School of Croatian Language and Culture

Croatian Heritage Foundation – CHF invites all interested parties to the Little Summer School of Croatian Language and Culture for children and youth, set to take place from 18th to 28th of July, 2011 in Novi Vinodolski, Croatia.

Laura Marchig to present poetry in Vienna

Poetess Laura Marchig will present her latest poetry book ‘Lilith, Sinnlichkeit und Farben’ on 6th of November in Vienna, as a part of the event titled Yugoslavia Revisited, taking place in Odeon Theatre.
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Vesna Parun passed away

The famous Croatian poet Vesna Parun died today (Mon) at the age of 88. She was in a medical rehabilitation clinic in Stubicke Toplice, north Croatia.

Ana Brnadic at the Polip Festival

Poetess Ana Brnadic partakes in the programme of the International Poetry Festival ‘Polip’ in Pristina (Kosovo) from 14th to 17th of October.
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Gavran's Forgotten Son translated in Chile

Novel 'Forgotten Sun' by Miro Gavran has been translated and published in Spanish for the Chilean book market. The book was translated by Zeljka Lovrencic and published by Ril Editores from Santiago de Chile. Chilean contemporary writer Roberto Ampuero wrote the foreword to Gavran’s book.

Croatian stand at Frankfurt Book Fair

Four authors - children's author Sanja Lovrencic, novelists Edo Popovic and Ivana Sojat Kuci; and playwright Miro Gavran will represent Croatia at this year's International Book Fair in Frankfurt, which will be held from 6th to 10th of October 

Writers in Stockholm

Writers Damir Sodan, Tomica Bajsic and Ivana Simic Bodrozic partake at the moment in the programme of the International Poetry Festival in Stockholm. The event is set to take place from 30th of September to 3rd of October. 

Zagreb to host science fiction convention Eurocon in 2012

Zagreb has been selected as host of annual science fiction convention Eurocon in 2012. The Croatiaan capital hosted the event once before, in 1986, and was scheduled to do so again in 1992 but was unable to because of the war that was gripping the country at the time.
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´Croatian Tales of Long Ago´ published in Japan

"Croatian Tales of Long Ago" (Price iz davnine), a book written by Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic (1874-1938), Croatia’s best writer for children, has been published in Japan by Shoraisha publishing company in Kyoto.

500 Books to France

Buy the book 'Teach a Dog Tricks' to invest into art! Teach a Dog Tricks was recognized in France as a book with a completely new view on our society. UNESCO decided to take part in financing Danijela Stanojevic Majeric’s work on her new book 'How to kill mother-in-law?' after examining her ideas and manuscripts.

Roman Simic on 'Long Night of Literature'

Writer and editor Roman Simic Bodrozic partakes in the programme of the international event 'Long Night of Literature, organized within Summer Culture on 7th and 8th of May in Fellbach (Germany).

The Lovrak Days of Culture

As a favorite Croatian children’s writer whose stories have been a loved companion to generations of the youngest readers in Croatia, Mato Lovrak most certainly deserves this event.
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Croatian Writers' Association member of EWC

Croatian Writers' Association announced few days ago that the annual General Assembly of The European Writers’ Council has admitted them to full membership in this prestigious international association that brings together 60,000 writers and members of 58 literary associations from 30 countries.

Croatian writers on Chilean portal for literature

As a joint collaboration between the Chilean Witers' Association 'Letras de Chile' and Croatian Writers' Society (DHP), the web site 'Letras de Chile' is presenting selected works by Croatian writers.

Jergovic nominee for Berlin Bridge Prize 2010

Writer Miljenko Jergovic has been nominated for the Berlin Bridge Prize 2010 with his novel 'Freelander' ('Brigitte Doebert' in German).

Writers in Czech Republic

Writers and members of the Croatian Writers' Society, Damir Karakas, Gordan Nuhanovic and Robert Perisic partake at the moment in the programme of the Week of Croatian Culture in Brno. The event is set to take place from 13th to 16th of April.
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Croatians of Chicagoland set to launch May 17

The Chicago area is home to more than 150,000 people of Croatian descent. In its heyday, the community grew so robust, it was known as the "second Croatian Capital." In her new book "Croatians of Chicagoland, " Maria Dugandzic-Pasic examines how this community and its leaders, clergy, laborers, politicians, athletes, benevolent societies and social organizations helped build and shape Chicago’s history.

Iva Ticic at international poetry contest in Trieste

A young poet Iva Ticic participated at International Poetry Contest 'Premio Internazionale di Poesia Castello di Duino' in Trieste (Italy).

Writer Ivana Sojat-Kuci in Subotica

Osijek based writer and translator Ivana Sojat-Kuci partakes at the moment in the programme of the International Literary Festival 'Writers in Focus' in Subotica (Serbia). She's the only Croatia representative present at the festival which is set to take place from 29th to 31st of March.

Stead 's winning story about Croatian writers

C.K. Stead from New Zealand has won first place for his story "Last Season's Man" in the Sunday Times short-story competition. Stead, 77, won the prize, worth 25,000 pounds, for a story about Croatian writers. The action takes place in Croatian cities Zagreb and Zadar and deals with a conflict between an older and a younger writer.
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New Book: 'Voix croisees Croatie-France'

The book 'Voix croisees Croatie-France' (Voice Crossed Croatia-France) in French has been launches as a joint project by magazines ' Autre sud' and 'Europski glasnik' (European Bulletin).

Bologna Children's Book Fair 2010

Croatian publishers in the field of children's book partake at the moment at the respectful Bologna Children's Book Fair 2010 in Italy. The book fair is set to take place from23rd to 26th of March.

Writer Robert Perisic tonight in Belgrade

Writer and editor Robert Perisic will be a guest at Cultural Centre GRAD on 23rd of March in the City Library in Belgrade. Moderator: Tijana Spasic.

Four Croatian plays in Russia

Promotion of the book 4 Croatian Plays by Russian publisher Tri kvadrata will be held at Theatre Centar Mejerhold in Moscow on 23rd March.

Irena Luksic featured in World Literature Today

Respectable editor, translator and writer Irena Luksic has recently been featured in the latest spring edition of the American literature magazine World Literature Today.

Leipzig Book Fair 2010

On 18th March opens the Leipzig Book Fair, one of the largest literary events in the world, which will present till Sunday to more than 2100 publishers and booksellers from 39 countries.
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