Born in Mostar in 1982, Mirko Božič writes poetry, prose, columns and essays. His poems have been published in literary anthologies and numerous literary magazines in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad. As emphasised in the laudation by the international jury “Mirko Božić's literary project is a unique reading of the history of his motherland written on the basis of uncommon material tightly related to his family and personal life. By metaphorically interweaving two tragic events, the loss of his mother and the loss of his motherland, the author constructs his unconventional and personal demythologization of the prewar (Bosnian and Herzegovinian) time and space“.
 
Since 2006, the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence has been presented by the CEI - in cooperation with the Slovene Writers’ Association - as part of the Vilenica International Literary Festival. The Fellowship seeks to encourage cross-border cooperation and promotion in the field of literature for young writers from non-EU CEI Member States. The Fellowship award of 5,000 EUR, will cover a three-month residence in any CEI member country of the candidate’s choice.
 
The awarding ceremony will take place on 3 September 2014, in Sežana, Slovenia, on the occasion of the official opening of the 29th Vilenica International Literary Festival. 
 
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