Chris Eckman: On Walkabout from the Last Side of the Mountain to the Dustland


Since moving to Ljubljana from Seattle, it seems that I’ve seen my musician friends in Slovenia or neighbouring countries more regularly than any other group of friends from the States. So whether it’s Amy Denio touring with the Billy Tipton Saxophone Quartet or Kultur Shock, Jessica Lurie collaborating with Lolita or doing live music + live painting concerts with Croatian … Continue reading

Countdown to next EU funding deadline for literary translation projects

Writers Svetlana Makarovič, Tone Škrjanec, Žana Pekovskaja, Brane Mozetič and Jana Putrle in Moscow, Centre for Slovenian Literature, September 2009

  Yesterday’s newsletter reminded me that the deadline for the next round of EU funding for literary translation projects is 3 February 2012. Just a little over a month away. If you’re a publisher that means it’s time to finalise your next book series of literary translations and consider including the translation of a Slovene author in the midst. … Continue reading

Hats off to Slovene publishers of literary translation projects

studiobotas received a special jury recognition at the 4th Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications

First of all, welcome to Off the Shelf …this section of the blog will be devoted to anything you can find on a shelf in Slovenia. That means all kinds of books on all kinds of shelves, but not only. If you spend any amount of time in Slovenia, you’ll quickly see that Slovenes like to read. Especially literature. … Continue reading