Literary Morning in Najlon – Literature and Music

The ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation initiated Literary Morning in Najlon in September 2019, which is another project of decentralisation of culture.

Literary morning will not be held at the market, but online, due to epidemiological measures, and that is not the only change.

The audience will spend Sunday morning of 20 September by enjoying an unusual connection of music and literature, accompanied by the discussion of Aleksandar Gatalica, one of the most important contemporary authors and Marko Miletić, professor of the Academy of Arts and violoncellist. The event will be moderated by Vladimir Gvozden, PhD, and professor at the Department for Comparative Literature of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad.

You will be able to hear the discussion over loudspeakers at the Najlon market in Novi Sad.

Aleksandar Gatalica, a writer, translator from the ancient Greek language and music critic, was born in Belgrade in 1964. He received many significant awards for his literary work, including the NIN Award and the ‘Meša Selimović’ Award for the ‘The Great War’ novel, and the ‘Isidora Sekulić’ Award for the ‘The Last Argonaut’ novel. He is the author of a large number of essays on classical music, represented in the ‘Do you Speak Classical?’ and ‘Square Footage of Notes’ collections, as well as biographies of pianists and a collection of anecdotes about great musicians.

Marko Miletić, a cellist, professor at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad and programme director of the NEO festival, was born in Kraljevo in 1984. He won several awards at festivals and competitions as a soloist and a member of chamber ensembles during his schooling . He specialized in master classes with renowned soloists from all over the world, and in 2011 he became a scholarship holder of the Columbus University (USA). He is the curator of classical music within the European Capital of Culture project.