Meeting Laureates / Guest Svetislav Basara, Moderator Maja Rogač Stančević

Svetislav Basara, a prose writer, essayist and playwright translated to numerous languages and a double NIN laureate is going to be part of the Meeting Laureates within literature week.

The conversation with Basara will be moderated by Maja Rogač Stančević in the Suburbium of the Petrovaradin Fortress, on 18 September at 7 p.m. Literature night with Svetislav Basara will be implemented within Booktown, a two-day literary festival.

Svetislav Basara was born in Bajina Bašta in 1953. He is the author of more than twenty books – novels, short story collections, plays and essays. He is the winner of many Serbian and international literary awards, a two-time NIN Award winner for the novels ‘Uspon i pad Parkinsonove bolesti’ and ‘Kontraendorfin’; the ‘Isidora Sekulić’ Award winner and the Association of Writers of Serbia ‘Biljana Jovanović’ Award winner for the novel ‘Anđeo atentata.’ Basara was also the first to receive literary scholarship from the ‘Borislav Pekić’ Fund for the emerging manuscript. Basara’s plays were staged in many theatres, while his books were translated to English, French, German, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Italian and Macedonian languages. He is a member of the Association of Writers of Serbia.

The fourth Kaleidoscope of Culture will last from 2 September to 8 October 2021. Through different processes, the yearlong project of the culture of togetherness will, this time too, during the five weeks and five forms of art connect artists, cultural institutions and non-governmental organisations, citizens and tourists, and introduce spaces and programmes across the city, promoting a unique image of diversity of Novi Sad.