We presented young writers from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia during the Creative Europe Forum 2018.
Edin Bajramović (Zenica, 1986), a writer. After quitting mechanical engineering studies, he enrolled to the departments of Comparative Literature and Literature of the People of BiH at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo. He received the first short story award of the magazine “Oslobođenje” in 2015 for his first published story “Miš”. He won the same award in 2016 as well for the story “Pismo iz Slobode”. For his story “Jutro kada su nestale lubenice” he was awarded by magazine “Oslobođenje” the second award for short story in 2017. He lives and works in Zenica, where he is currently completing three novels (“Kaputt”, “Crno ogledalo” and “Gradnja i rušenje”) while also creating his first collection of stories (“Hypermetamorfosis”).
Luiza Bouharaoua, born in Split in 1985. She graduated from the departments of Croatian Language and Literature and English Language and Literature. She is writer and a translator. She translated Rachel Kushner’s novel The Flamethrowers to Croatian (“Bacači plamena” (Profil, 2017). She published short stories in The Split Mind, Fantom Slobode and portals Kritična masa and Nema. Her stories were also broadcast on Channel 3 of Croatian radio. She was enlisted in the regional collection of papers “Izvan koridora – najbolja kratka prica” (VBZ, 2011.) and in the anthology recent Croatian fiction “Bez vrata, bez kucanja” (Sandorf, 2012). She was a finalist of the Festival of European Short Story competition in 2016 and 2017. She also won the award Ulaznica for a short story and the award Prozak for the best fiction text of authors under 35.
Slađana Kavarić was born on 15th February 1991 in Podgorica. She writes poetry and short stories. She published poetry collections “Sjećanje” (2010) and “Ljudi niotkuda” (Žuta kornjača, 2016). Kavarić’s creativity was translated into English. Her story “Odlazak” was published in the prestigious American literary magazine World Literature Today, and her poems were translated for the British magazine Balkan Poetry Today. She is a doctoral student of philosophy and the focus of her interest is primarily praxis philosophy.
Marija Pavlović (1984, Leskovac, lives and works in Belgrade) holds an MA in English Language and Literature, she is writer employed as a Senior Copywriter & Digital Strategist. As the winner of the Award on the competition “Prva knjiga” of Matica srpska she published her first book, Horor priče svakodnevice (Matica srpska, 2014). She is a short story author (Američki san, Diskopolis, Disco inferno, Sve je u redu), author of the audio-visual performance Čudni slučaj Gospođe Džekil i Doktorke Hajd (UK Parobrod, Beograd), and a songs (Imperativi). Roman 24 (Partizanska knjiga, 2018) is her second recently published book. She participated in regional festivals and initiatives such as the short story festival Kikinda Short, UN project Writers for the Future realised in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the festival Literatorija in Montenegro.