Zagreb 31. May 2015.

Time   Location   Event
20:00   Krovna terasa MSU-a, Avenija Dubrovnik 17  

The Americas – Discovery Model 1.1

A sum of realities and a (dis)array of dreams, the Americas are divided, conflicted and united – by their history, languages, ideologies and oceans. What are they like in relation to one another, and to the rest, to the world we belong to? Is there the Old without the New and what do the Americas mean to us today? These are just some of the questions that will be asked during the 14th edition of the FESS and that will take us across national borders and language barriers, through the past and the present of the New World, through its myths and histories, from literature to politics and back. The festival opens with a talk between Orange Prize winner Lionel Shriver, the new star of Mexican literature Valeria Luiselli and the award-winning Croatian-Canadian author, Josip Novakovich.

Moderated by: Maša Kolanović i Mima Simić

ENG

 

Zagreb 01. June 2015.

Time   Location   Event
17:00   City library Samobor, Miroslava Krleže 9, Samobor  

Conversation and Reading

VENKO ANDONOVSKI I MARKO GREGUR

Kruno Lokotar, the master of literary ceremonies, introduces Venko Andonovski, a distinguished author and bestselling Macedonian writer, and Marko Gregur, a short story writer and a poet, to their Samobor audience.

Moderated by: Kruno Lokotar

HRV

17:00   Club Booksa, Fra Grge Martića 14d  

Conversation

An Hour at the Short Story Workshop

The Short Story and the Novel: Construction and Usage Manual

How do you build a story, and how do you construct a novel, how do you polish a text, and how do you work on your ego – the students at Booksa’s and CeKaPe’s creative writing workshops discover all this and much more in a conversation with the most famous writer among the teachers and a longtime workshop instructor Zoran Ferić and one of the best known Basque authors, the multi-talented Harkaitz Cano.

HRV/ŠPA

19:00   Studentski centar, Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD, Savska 25  

Conversation

Ameroeuropeans or Euroamericans – What a Writer Carries Over the Ocean?

SANTIAGO RONCAGLIOLO I FERNANDO IWASAKI Indeed, what does a South American writer take to Europe? And what does the Old World look like from the distance? Spanish language makes the touchdown easier, but how soft is the landing? Bolaño, Vargas Llosa, García Márquez, Donoso... for each of South American literary giants that made it in Europe there are thousands of those no one heard of. This game of identities – literary Ameroeuropeans and Euroamericans – is discussed by two Peruvian writers permanently living in Spain: Santiago Roncagliolo, the winner of Alfaguara Prize for his novel Red April, and Fernando Iwasaki, the grandmaster of short story.

Moderated by: Tomislav Brlek

HRV/ŠPA

20:30   Studentski centar, Polukružna dvorana Teatra &TD, Savska 25  

Reading

Discovering the Americas

David Albahari (SRB/CAN); Álvaro Enrigue (MEX); Fernando Iwasaki (PER/ESP); Maša Kolanović (HRV); Valeria Luiselli (MEX); Gordan Nuhanović (HRV)

HRV/ENG

 

Zagreb 02. June 2015.

Time   Location   Event
12:00   Filozofski fakultet, Multimedijalna dvorana, Knjižnica FF-a, II. kat, Ivana Lučića 3  

Conversation

FERNANDO IWASAKI

Moderated by: Gordana Matić

ŠPA

17:00   Library Velika Gorica, Zagrebačka 37, Velika Gorica  

Conversation and Reading

JELENA ZLATAR, KSENIJA KUŠEC I ROBERT MLINAREC

Mima Simić takes us through the ins and outs of characters and works, through the life within the text and the one outside of it (if there is such a thing!) of a fantastic literary trio: a reading and a conversation with short story writers Ksenija Kušec and Jelena Zlatar, and writer and editor Robert Mlinarec.

Moderated by: M. Simić

HRV

17:00   Public Library Bogdan Ogrizović ,Preradovićeva 5, Zagreb  

Conversation

Overseas Stories

DAVID ALBAHARI, VENKO ANDONOVSKI, JOSIP NOVAKOVICH I NIKOLA PETKOVIĆ

And Márquez and Borges and Carver and Salinger and… – how many stories crossed the ocean, entered our literatures and changed them? Writers and translators, editors and readers whose intercontinental walks we are forever and always indebted to talk about literary (cultural) influences that came from the Americas, about writers and fashions, about translators and our literary secrets agents, and about the meaning and importance of the literature of the Americas today.

Moderated by: Roman Simić Bodrožić

HRV

17:00   Club Booksa, Fra Grge Martića 14d  

Conversation

An Hour at the Short Story Workshop

Micro-Stories – Shorter than Short

FERNANDO IWASAKI I MIROSLAV MIĆANOVIĆ

If the story’s shortness is what separates it from other literary forms, how short can a story be and what it needs to be complete? For Fernando Iwasaki, a Peruvian author with a Spanish address, five lines is enough for an impeccable story – can it be (can you make it) shorter? Iwasaki’s companion on the journey to the heart of the story: Miroslav Mićanović!

HRV/ŠPA

19:00   Student centre, Theatre &TD, Savska 25  

Conversation

A PEN International Free the Word! event in association with Croatian PEN

Why Mexico Matters?

ÁLVARO ENRIGUE I VALERIA LUISELLI

At the beginning of the 19th century Alexander von Humboldt wrote about Mexico as a country of inequalities – when it came to the distribution of wealth, civilization, agricultural lands, population... In the meantime, Mexico has turned into one of the fastest growing world economies, but inequality still remains a problem and – together with corruption and violence – it threatens the democratic order of the country, which in many ways influences global trends. The changes Mexican society is going through and the challenges that lay before it are discussed by the award-winning Mexican authors Valeria Luiselli and Álvaro Enrigue.

Moderated by: Cyrille Cartier

ENG

20:30   Student centre, Theatre &TD, Savska 25  

Reading and FESS Short Story Award Ceremony

Discovering the Americas

Venko Andonovski (MKD); Sara Baume (IRL); Harkaitz Cano (ESP); Senko Karuza (HRV); Santiago Roncagliolo (PER/ESP); Lionel Shriver (USA/GBR)

HRV/ENG

 

Zagreb 03. June 2015.

Time   Location   Event
19:00   Café u dvorištu, Jurja Žerjavića 7/2  

Reading and Conversation

Made in Croatia: A New Rise of the Short Story

IVANA ROGAR, ANDRIJA ŠKARE, SVEN POPOVIĆ I ZRINKA PAVLIĆ

In the story of Croatian short story writers something always happens: new characters appear, new books are published, styles change and mix, and new influences are sought. The four rowers with Mima Simić at coxswain are the authors of four fantastic short story collections that introduced a new turn in the genre – something to hear and read!

Moderated by: Mima Simić

HRV

20:00   Club Booksa, Fra Grge Martića 14d  

Program in association with Booksa and MaMa – Multimedia Institute

Piščev dnevnik

DAVID ALBAHARI I ALBERTO MANGUEL

Booksa and MaMa present Chronicle of a Writer, the first in the series of conversations between David Albahari and his colleagues, friends and associates. On this occasion, David Albahari converses with Alberto Manguel, an award-winning Canadian-Argentine author who, while working at the Pygmalion bookshop in Buenos Aires, was asked to read to the blind Jorge Luis Borges. Years later he portrayed the enigmatic genius in With Borges (2004) winning the Prix du livre en Poitou-Charentes.

ENG

 

Zagreb 04. June 2015.

Nema programa

 

Zagreb 05. June 2015.

Time   Location   Event
18:30   Club Booksa, Fra Grge Martića 14d  

Conversation

A Room with a View

LIONEL SHRIVER

Control

What controls us, and what happens when we get out of control? Or when we lose it – over our own lives, bodies, hopes, families and feelings… Is the intensity of society’s control the same in the Old and the New World, and what kind of resistance is possible? Finally, does she as an author control her characters and themes (or do they control her)? In A Room with a View we are talking to the award-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, Big Brother, The Post-Birthday World, The New Republic… an American in Great Britain, Lionel Shriver.

Moderated by: Mima Simić

ENG

20:30   VIP club, Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 9  

Conversation

Argentinean Literature: The Dictionary of Not-So-Imaginary Places

ALBERTO MANGUEL I LEOPOLDO BRIZUELA

Regardless if we are talking about the short story or the novel, the signposts of our reading quests always, sooner or later, take us to Argentina. In that map, Borges and Cortázar, Sabato and Arlt are whole continents yet Argentina never seems to cease in creating new, diverse and mesmerizing territories – from Piglia to Neuman, from Aira to Samanta Schweblin. Our two guests occupy special, prominent places in that map – as award-winning authors, but also avid readers, anthologists and aficionados of imaginary geographies – it is both our honor and pleasure to present to you Leopolda Brizuelu and Alberta Manguela!

Moderated by: Tomislav Brlek

HRV/ENG

21:30   VIP club, Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 9  

Reading

Discovering the Americas

Xaver Bayer (AUT), Josip Novakovich (HRV/CAN), Korana Serdarević (HRV)

HRV/ENG

22:00   VIP club, Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 9  

Party

Closing FEKP-a 2015.

Koncert

 

Rijeka 03. June 2015.

Time   Location   Event
17:00   Book Caffe Dnevni boravak, Ciottina 12a  

Meeting with Rijeka City Library's Readers Clubs

Join the Club: JOSIP NOVAKOVICH AND DAVOR MANDIĆ

The city that flows – that’s what the Fiumani say about their Rijeka, and we’ll add that Rijeka is also a city that reads! Rijeka has the largest number of readers clubs whose members regularly meet to talk about the books they read, learn about literature and share their impressions of a text. Željka Horvat Čeč introduces the Croatian-born Canadian Josip Novakovich and the Rijeka-born Fiuman Davor Mandić to their readers and together with them discovers what the reader wanted to say – perhaps the writers will be surprised too! Moderated by: Željka Horvat Čeč

Moderated by: Željka Horvat Čeč

18:30   Ex libris, Riva Boduli 3b  

Presentation

The Americas – The (Un)Happy Departures

HARKAITZ CANO AND DAŠA DRNDIĆ

The two authors presented here traveled to the Americas and happily returned from them – with a catch of texts and topics – but not all departures are as happy. All too often the Americas were a necessity, a fate of “the small”, a destiny of the poor and ravaged by war. Daša Drndić, one of the best Croatian authors, and Harkaitz Cano, one of the most distinguished contemporary Basque writers, discuss the warmth and the cold of America, America of poetry and prose, of reality and myth, America-the-dream, shattered or perhaps not.

Moderated by: Irena Grubica

ENG

20:30   Palach, Kružna 6  

Reading

Discovering the Americas

Sara Baume (IRL), Leopoldo Brizuela (ARG), Fernando Iwasaki (PER/ESP), Josip Novakovich (HRV/CAN), Nikola Petković (HRV), Tea Tulić (HRV)

CRO/ENG

 

Rijeka 04. June 2015.

Time   Location   Event
20:00   Palach, Kružna 6  

Reading

Discovering the Americas

Venko Andonovski (MKD), Xaver Bayer (AUT), Harkaitz Cano (ESP), Zoran Ferić (HRV), Enver Krivac (HRV), Lionel Shriver (USA/GBR)

HRV/ENG