Publishing house Dereta gained the support of the Creative Europe programme for the realization of the project Alienation and identity in contemporary European literature within which they will translate to Serbian, publish and promote eight books of contemporary awarded European authors. The selected works thematize in different ways very dominant problems faced by the modern man – feelings of alienation and loneliness brought about by social networks, generation gap or the past because of which we want to isolate ourselves, but also the search for identity in instable historical circumstances.
Carefully selected, all work have high artistic reaches, starting with Livro до Desassossego, a meditative, almost lyrical diary of one of the most important figures of Portuguese and European literature – Fernando Pessoa, followed by probably the greatest living Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo with his dark humour novel El exiliado de aquí y de allá. Three authors included in the project were awarded for their novels with the European Union Prize for literature: Evie Wyld received this award in 2014 for her work All the Birds, Singing, and in the same year the talended Bulgarian writer of the middle generation Milen Ruskov was awarded for his novel Възвишение, while the Czech author Tomáš Zmeškal was crowned with this award in 2011 for his work Milostný dopis klínovým písmem. Szczepan Twardoch, a Polish author, was awarded with a significant national award Paszport Polityki for his thrilling novel Morfina which speaks about an anti-hero, cynic and a morphine addict. The significance and quality of prose accomplishments of the Romanian writer Florina Ilis was recognized in her homeland a long time ago, and for her novel Cruciada copiilor she received awards of the Romanian Academy and the Association of writers. A significantly important novel was published by a Hungarian author Árpád Kun, and his work Boldog észak was awarded by the most prestigious Hungarian award – Aegon.