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CEI:Montenegrin poet Tanja Bakic wins Fellowship for Writers

For her new work, ad epistolary novel, "Lost Memories"

01 September, 15:37
(ANSA) - TRIESTE - Tanja Bakic from Montenegro wins CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence 2016. Born in 1981, is a poet, literary scholar and translator who writes on music. She graduated with an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Montenegro. She is a member of Bloomsbury, one the UK's leading publishing houses.

A recipient of the Modern Humanities Research Association grant, she has been featured in the line-ups at various international festivals, named artist-in-residence in several countries, and selected twice by an international jury of art critics as the Montenegrin representative at the art biennial of Europe and the Mediterranean, in Ancona in 2013 and in Milan in 2015.

As emphasised in the laudation by the international jury, in her new work "Lost Memories" Tanja Baki turns to a rather rare literary form these days: the epistolary novel. Her choice of form has earned her additional attention. The novel consists of letters written by women from Montenegro and the Czech Republic - countries that on the face of things have nothing more in common than a few formal historical postulates - and the work stokes up our imagination even before we have begun to discover these women's lives, even before we, as readers, meet with their memories. The awarding ceremony will take place during the Offical Opening of the 31st International Literary Festival Vilenica on 7 September, at Sezana, Kosovel Cultural Centre.

The CEI has been presenting the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence in collaboration with the Slovene Writers' Association since 2006. The Fellowship, which is endowed with a cash award of 5,000 EUR, seeks to encourage cross-border cooperation and promotion in the field of literature for young writers from non-EU CEI Member States. (ANSA).

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