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The Guests of Vilenica 2008

Based on the consultants’ proposals, the Vilenica jury have selected as guests, who will introduce themselves at literary readings and in the Vilenica 2008 Almanac, 25 authorsfrom Central Europe, as well as from China / Great Britain, Cuba / France, Russia / the Netherlands, and France. The selection criteria have been literary excellence and plurality – geographic, generational, generic. This year, the jury have intentionally selected a number of authors whose works are scheduled for publication in 2008 in Slovene translations. In addition to these and to Lithuanian literature representatives, Vilenica will also host academics, cultural managers, publishers, and editors – more than 70 guests in the regular Vilenica programme.

Vilenica Prize Winner 2008
Andrzej Stasiuk, Poland

Vilenica Prize Winner 2007
Goran Stefanovski, Macedonia

Author in focus
Svetlana Makarovič, Slovenia

Literary readings and the Vilenica 2008 Almanac
Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukraine
Laslo Blašković, Serbia
Andrej Khadanovich, Belarus
Tsvetanka Elenkova, Bulgaria
Iztok Geister, Slovenia
Kica Kolbe, Macedonia
Florin Lăzărescu, Rumania
Arian Leka, Albania
Diego Marani, Italy
Jean-Michel Maulpoix, France
Irina Nekit, Moldavia
Imre Oravecz, Hungary
Marina Palei, Russia / the Netherlands
Ulrich Peltzer, Germany
Ivana Sajko, Croatia
Peter Stamm, Switzerland
Dušan Šarotar, Slovenia
Jüri Talvet, Estonia
Magdalena Svetina Terčon, Slovenia
Bina Štampe Žmavc, Slovenia
Zoé Valdés, Cuba / France
Inga Žolude, Latvia
Andrea Winkler, Austria
Yang Lian , China / Great Britain
Yo Yo, China / Great Britain

CEI Round Table at Vilenica
Marko Uršič, Slovenia
Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukraine
Ivana Sajko, Croatia
Tomas Venclova, Lithuania
Goran Stefanovski, Macedonia

Literature in focus: Lithuanian literature
Birutė Jonuškaitė, Lithuania
Eugenijus Ališanka, Lithuania
Kornelijus Platelis, Lithuania
Tomas Venclova, Lithuania
Sigitas Parulskis, Lithuania

Recipient of the Poetry Slam Award at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature
Elaine Feeney, Ireland

Rezija (Val Resia) at Vilenica

Renato Quaglia, Italy
Silvana Paletti
, Italy (Rezija)

Publishers, editors, translators, cultural managers, and journalists
Alexandra Büchler, Director of Literature Across Frontiers, Great Britain
Aušrinė Jonikaitė, Director of Books from Lithuania, Lithuania
Monika Sznajderman, co-director of the the Czarne publishing house, Poland
John O’Brien, Director of Dalkey Archive Press, USA
Alison Granucci, President of the Blue flower Arts literary agency, USA
Wolfgang Kühn, Director of the literature house Literaturhaus, Austria
Piet Joostens, responsible for communication and programmation at Het beschrijf, Belgium
Njordur Sigurjonsson, Director of Iceland Literature Fund, Iceland
Sioned Rowlands, director of Welsh Literature Abroad, Great Britain

International Comparative Literature Colloquium
Vanesa Matajc, Slovenia
Gašper Troha,Slovenia
Jüri Talvet,Estonia
Teemu Manninen, Finnland
Jonathan Hart,Canada
Florian Hartling, Germany
Julia A. Sozina,Russia
Varja Balžalorsky, Slovenia
Andrej Blatnik, Slovenia
Marijan Dović, Slovenia
Mojca Kumerdej,Slovenia
Jera Marušič,Slovenia
Boris A. Novak,Slovenia
Lucia Boldrini, Great Britain
Rebecca Braun,Great Britain

The Vilenica jury

Andrej Blatnik, president of the jury, prose writer, translator, editor

Aleš Šteger, vice president, poet, prose writer
Lidija Dimkovska
, poet, translator,essayist
Niko Grafenauer, poet, translator, essayist,editor
Ludwig Hartinger, translator, essayist,editor
Vesna Kondrič Horvat, associate professor of modern German literature at the Faculty of Arts in Maribor
Tone Peršak, prose writer
Veronika Simoniti, translator, prose writer
Tomaž Šalamun, poet, translator
Špela Šramel, translator, assistant professor of Slovak literature at the University of Ljubljana
Veno Taufer, poet, translator, essayist, founding president of the Vilenica Festival
Jana Unuk
, translator
Jani Virk, prose writer, translator

The consultants

Agnieszka Będkowska-Kopczyk, translator, senior lecturer at the University of Bielsko-Biala / Poland
Republic
Miriam Drev, translator, columnist, poet / Slovenia
Marjeta Prelesnik Drozg, librarian, translator / Slovenia
Csordás Gábor, essayist, editor at Jelenkor Publishing House / Hungary
Orsolya Gallos, translator / Hungary
Alenka Jensterle-Doležal, associate Professor of Slovene literature at the Faculty of Arts in Prague/ Czech
Erica Johnson Debeljak
, prose writer, translator, columnist / Slovenia
Aleš Kozar, translator / Czech Republik
Dana Krsakova, literary critic, literary scholar at the Institute of Slovak Literature in Bratislava / Slovak Republic
Inesa Kuryan, researcher / Belarus
Tina Mahkota, translator, columnist / Slovenia
Aleš Mustar, poet, translator / Slovenia
Janis Oga, director of Latvian Literature Centre, philologist / Latvia
Vera Pejovič, poet, translator / Slovenia
Kornelijus Platelis, poet, translator / Lithuania
Peter Rácz, philosopher, poet,translator / Hungary
Ilma Rakusa, prose writer, lecturer at the University of Zürich / Switzerland
Judit Reiman, translator, lecturer at the University of Budapest / Hungary
Ana Ristović, poet, translator / Serbia
Jutka Rudaš, senior lecturer at the Department of Hungarian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts in Maribor / Slovenia
Namita Subiotto, senior lecturer at the Department of Macedonian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana / Slovenija
Brina Svit, prose write, columnist / France
Tea Štoka
, translator / Slovenia