Tirana in Between – ILIJA DJUROVIĆ

The writer ILIJA DJUROVIĆ from Montenegro  is  writer in residence in Tirana during the months of July-August 2016, to take part in the cultural life of the Albanian capital.

In 2014 Ilija Djurović  published his first book of short stories, titled . “They Do It So Beautifully in the Great Love Novels” (Oni të tako Divno Rade u velikim ljubavnim romanima).This book was well received by readers and by literature critics.

During 2016, his story ” The Five Widows “ (Pet udovica), translated into English by Will Firth, was published in the prestigious American anthology “Best Euroepan Fiction”.

Before the publication of his book the author was well known  in Montenegro and other countries of the former Yugoslavia through his creativity published in various literary journals.

ILIJA DJUROVIĆ was winner for the best  literary story awards “Sea of Words” (Barcelona, 2010 and 2011).

The writers in residence program Tirana in Between was founded in 2013. It is organized by Poeteka with the support of TRADUKI and of the Albanian Ministry of Culture.