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Vilenica 2007 participants

The Vilenica jury advised by the consultants selected renowned literati, but also editors, translators, publishers, cultural managers from Central European countries and beyond to take part in the 22nd Vilenica International Literary Festival.

Vilenica Prize Winner
Goran Stefanovski, Macedonia

Pre-Opening Events
Tomas Tranströmer, Sweden
David Albahari, Serbia
Roberto Pazzi, Italia

Literary Readings

Central Europe

Barys Zhanchak
, Belarus
Senadin Musabegović
, BiH
Maja Panajotowa,
Bulgaria
Igor Štiks,
Croatia
Kristina Ehin
, Estonia
Monika Rinck
, Germany
Roberto Pazzi
, Italy
Dagnija Dreika
, Latvia
Vytautas Dekšnys
, Lithuania
Attila Bartis
, Hungary
Ermis Lafazanovski
, Macedonia
Dumitru Crudu
, Moldova
Piotr Sommer
, Poland
Ioana Ieronim
, Romunia
Ján Štrasser
, Slovakia
Aleš Mustar
, Slovenia
Meta Kušar
, Slovenia
Nejc Gazvoda
, Slovenia
Matjaž Zupančič
, Slovenia
David Albahari
, Serbia
Edi Shukriu
, Kosova / Serbia
Christina Viragh
, Switzerland
Andrej Kurkov
, Ukrain

Other Countries

Dennis O’Driscoll, Ireland
Agi Mishol, Izrael
Ataol Behramoğlu, Turkey
Sami Tchak, Togo / France
Carolyn Forché Mattison, USA
Tomas Tranströmer, Sweden

CEI Round Table at Vilenica
Alenka Puhar, moderator, Slovenia
Guido Bonsaver, Italy
Ioana Ieronom
, Romunia
Andrej Kurkov, Ukraine
Igor Štiks, Croatia

Irish-Language literature (round table and literary reading)
Celia de Fréine, Ireland
Sinéad Mac Aodha, Ireland
Tomás Mac Síomóin, Ireland
Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Ireland
Micheál Ó Conghaile, Ireland
Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Ireland
Gabriel Rosenstock, Ireland
Tina Mahkota, Slovenia
Ranko Matasović, Croatia

Sealines
Milan Rakovac, Croatia
Juha Ruusuvuori, Finland
Celia de Fréine, Ireland
Egils Venters, Latvia
Igor Likar, Slovenia

Upon the publication of the Slovene translations of his book, Miodrag Pavlović, Vilenica 2006 Prize Winner will again be guest of Vilenica.

Special attention will be given to the Slovene poet, prose writer, playwright, musician and editor Milan Dekleva.

Recipient of the Poetry Slam Award at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature
Micéal Kearney, Ireland

Editors, publishers, translators, cultural managers and journalists
Vojka Smiljanić-Đikić, executive editor of the journal Sarajevski sveski, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Kari Klemelä, translator into Finnish, publisher and photographer, Finland
Marina Silvestri, represents the Ibiskos Editrice Risolo publishing house, Italy
Alexandra Büchler, director of Literature Across Frontiers, Great Britain
Aušrinė Jonikaitė, director of Books from Lithuania, Lithuaina
Elžbieta Wójcik-Leese, translator, Poland
Antonietta Risolo, director of the Ibiskos Editrice Risolo publishing house, Italy
Michael Scammell, USA

International Comparative Literature Colloquium
Marijan Dović, Slovenia
Stephan Packard, Germany
Peter Dunwoodie, England
Guido Bonsaver, Italy
Salah S. Ali, Iraq
Louise L. Lambrichs, France
Aleksandra Jovičević, Serbia
Simona Škrabec, Spain
Rok Svetlič, Slovenia
Gašper Troha, Slovenia
Andrej Zavrl, Slovenia
Aleš Gabrič, Slovenia
The colloquium will also feature Breda Smolnikar and Matjaž Pikalo.