This year’s literary programme of the festival continues on Thursday, July 15, starting at 9 PM, at the Square of Poets, where the guest will be Enes Halilović, born in 1977 in Novi Pazar. He is the author of collections of poems: “Middle Name”, “Voluptuous Horse”, “Leaves on Water”, “Poems from Sickness and Health”, “Тhe Walls”, and “Bangladesh”. He also wrote short story collections – “Descendants of the Rejected Suitors”, “Capillary Actions”, and “A Strange Book”, as well as two plays, “In Vivo” (“Within the Living”) and “Kemet”, the novels “Epic of Water”, “When You Gaze Long into an Abyss” and “People Without Graves”. He has recorded 172 folk riddles, which he published with Elma Halilović in the co-authored book “Riddles”. He has founded the literary magazine “Sent” and the literary web magazine “Eckermann”.
His prose and poetry have been translated into over twenty languages. His stories, poetry and plays have been published in separate books in English, Polish, French, Macedonian, Turkish, Albanian and Bulgarian, and prose and poetry have been translated into English, German, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, French, Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Latvian, Albanian, Macedonian, Greek, Bulgarian, Catalan, Romani, Danish, Portuguese, Italian, Belarusian, Armenian and Latin.
He is the winner of the “Golden Badge” of the Serbian Culture and Education Society for his contribution to the culture, as well as the literary awards “Meša Selimović”, “Branko Miljković”, “Đura Jakšić”, “Ahmed Vali”, “Stevan Sremac”, “Golden Letter” and “Golden Sunflower”. For his editorial work in the “Sent” magazine, he received the “Sergije Lajković” Award.
Based on his novel “When You Gaze Long into an Abyss”, an eponymous play was made (Regional Theatre Novi Pazar / Cultural Centre Novi Pazar, directed by Zlatko Paković), which was awarded five prizes at the 66th Sterijino Pozorje Festival, including the best play award.
The moderator of the evening is Ksenija Rakočević, associate at the Study programme for Montenegrin language and South–slavic literature, at the Faculty of Philology in Nikšić.
July 14, www.fosmedia.me