The CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence is a newly established award presented by the Central European Initiative in collaboration with the Slovene Writers’ Association as part of the Vilenica Festival. The Fellowship seeks to encourage cross-border cooperation and promotion in the field of literature for young writers from Central European Initiative member states that are not members of the European Union. The Fellowship, which is endowed with a cash award of 5,000 EUR, is intended to be used for a three-month residence in any CEI member state of the candidate’s choice. During this period, the author will work on the project he or she indicated in the application form.

The recipient of the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence 2016 is
TANJA BAKIĆ from Montenegro

tanja bakic_photo Jan GavuraTanja Bakić was born in 1981. She is a poet, literary scholar, music writer and translator. Graduated with an MA in English Language and Literature from University of Montenegro. She is a Bloomsbury author. She has been featured in the line-ups at various international festivals; and was named artist-in-residence in several countries. Her bestselling music-related non-fiction work is Voodoo Child: Priča o Jimiju Hendrixu (Voodoo Child: A Story About Jimi Hendrix, 2013).

Photo © Jan Gavura