Member of the Novi Sad City Council in charge for Culture Mr. Vanja Vučenović attended the official opening ceremony of the Novi Sad International Literature Festival. The Festival is taking place from August 24th till 28th, organized by the Vojvodina Literary Society. This year’s program will gather around 100 authors, translators, musicians and actors, and the guests will be poets from USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Denmark.
- City of Novi Sad is the city of prominent literary authors who endowed European and world literature immensely. This festival has been gathering authors from all over the world for ten years now, and it is a great reminder of our city’s role. The value of the Festival also lies in the fact that it celebrates written word in the open air environment, attracting thereby passers-by to slower their pace and enjoy, but also getting themselves involved. On behalf of the City of Novi Sad, I can only extend my deepest gratitude to the organizers, for they place Novi Sad at the very center of such cultural events. Moreover, I can also promise that we will continue to support them just as we have done so far. – said Mr. Vučenović.
The Festival was officially opened by Mr. Alpar Lošonc, a philosophy writer, one of Serbia’s most prominent contemporary philosophers and member of the Festival Organization Committee. This year’s laureate Ms. Jelena Blanuša, author of the book ‘Pseudoton’, will be presented with Branko’s Award at the Ceremony held at the Sremski Karlovci Magistrate.
Novi Sad Literary Festival has hosted so far over 800 authors (from poets and literary writers to philosophers), over 150 translators, over 150 musicians, and has become one of the most prominent and esteemed literary events in Serbia and the region. Every year the Festival attracts between 1500 and 2000 visitors, successfully promoting thereby our city as the city of literary culture. The Festival is also well-known and highly esteemed in USA, Mexico, Russia, France, Poland, Denmark, Romania and Bulgaria.
This year’s venue is the Mladenci Square, Novi Sad City Library, Matica Srpska Banquet Hall, Bistro Café, Club Absolute, Zmaj Jovina Street terraces, Marina Restaurant, Sremski Karlovci Magistrate, the Theater Ship, Sombor, Bački Petrovac, Sremska Mitrovica and Belgrade.

In Novi Sad, August 25th 2015