"Skopje Fellowship" program

Foreign publishers, festival directors and programme managers, literary agents and scouts – visiting PRO-ZA Balkan

“Skopje Fellowship” programme is dedicated to foreign publish¬ers, festival directors and programme managers, literary agents and scouts. The Festival is among the first in the region to es¬tablish a programme dedicated to such a profile of guests, and continues with the same intensity.

The objective of the Fellowship Programme is to familiarize the stakeholders of the prominent festivals and the world of publish¬ers with our literary scene, which, we hope, would result in new translations, visits of writers abroad, promotion of the literature, networking of writers and cultural workers in the area of pub¬lishing and literature with their European and worldwide colleagues...


Participants

JANIKA RÜTER, SUHRKAMP, GERMANY

Janika Rüter qualified in publishing, then studied Slavic
Literature and Law in Konstanz and St. Petersburg. She received
a BA with a thesis on photography in literary (auto-)biographical works by Vesna Woldsworthy and Aleksandar Hemon. After several years in the foreign rights department of the Suhrkamp Verlag Berlin she transferred internally to an assistant editor position in the Eastern European literature department, focusing on literature from the Balkans.









JOHN O’BRIEN, DALKEY ARCHIVE PRESS, USA

John O’Brien is the founder and publisher of Dalkey Archive Press and is also currently on the faculty of the University of Houston-Victoria. He has published over 100 scholarly articles, as well as dozens of book reviews and articles in such magazines and newspapers as Harper’s, Village Voice, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Sun-Times. O’Brien has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle, the Carey-Thomas Publishers Weekly Publisher of the Year Award, the Distinguished Service Award by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française.



NAZLICAN KABATAŞ, LITERARY AGENCY KALEM, TURKEY

Nazlıcan Kabataş. She was born in İstanbul. She graduated
from Karabuk University in 2017. She is an English translator. She has done her Erasmus education in Poland. Now, she is working at Kalem Agency.