Literary translator from Bulgarian, Russian and English into Serbian in residency at the International Writers’ and Translators’ House in Ventspils, Latvia
Vera Horvat is an Art Historian and translator from Serbia. From 1992 she has published her first translations from Russian and in 2000 she received the most significant Serbian award for the poetry translation. Since then, she had translated over 20 poetry book, most of them associated with poetry festivals and published as bilingual books. Recently Vera Horvat received Russian national award for the translation of ‘The Song of Igor’s Campaign’.
Vera takes part in the most important literary festivals in Serbia as an author, editor, festival organizer and a translator. She is a member of the Slovenian Academy of Literature and Art, based in Bulgaria. In Serbia, she
During her residency stay at the International Writers’ and Translators’ House in Ventspils (Latvia), Vera intends to study Latvian language in order to present Latvian literature and culture in Serbia and in the Western Balkan countries. Also, she will be translating Latvian poetry and folklore, among which Dainas, Latvian folk songs.
Residency events and materials
Multilingual poetry readings
In September, Vera Horvat participated at the Multilingual Poetry Readings in the Pārventas library, together with other authors from the Writers’ House in Ventspils. She was reading poetry in Serbian, Petro Tarashchuk in Ukrainian, Valerya Kustava in Belarusian, Monika Littau in German and Katrīna Rudzīti in Latvian.
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