Jančar Received Stefan Mitrov Ljubiša Award in Montenegro
Drago Jančar, Slovenian writer, playwright, essayist and one of the authors on the Slovenian list of 100 Slavic Novels received the prestigious Stefan Mitrov Ljubiša Award in Budva, Montenegro.
The panel of three judges, Nadežda Čačinović, Slavica Perović and Mihajlo Pantić, unanimously decided that Drago Jančar from Slovenia would be the 24th laureate of the Stefan Mitrov Ljubiša Award. “Distinguished for the clarity that comes with essayistic articulation Jančar's novels, stories and plays are always a dialogue with a certain period and a wider image of the world, but at the same time also an active response to the time we live in,” wrote the judges in their justification. The president of the jury, Mihajlo Pantić from Serbia, added that the prestigious award is distinctly connective in nature as it brings together cultures, languages and literary traditions in a manner that is respectful of their differences and establishes harmony between them.