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).