Ulysses' Shelter: building writers-in-residence network

organizes literary residences for young writers, translators and editors. The project will begin at the end of 2018 at three locations - in Ljubljana, Larissa and in Pomena on the island of Mljet, organized by Sandorf publishing house from Zagreb, in partnership with Slovenian Writers' Society (DSP) from Ljubljana and publishing house Thraka from Larissa. Each resident will spend three weeks on each location from December 2018 to October 2019, and the idea of the project is to gradually extend the network of partners to other European countries in the future and to bring together artists from around the world and expose the creative potential of various European locations. Tovar.hr is the main means of informing about the Ulysses' Shelter project - about the residents, their work, and events within the project (readings, workshops, conferences and social events with residents).

Serbian participant for Ulysses' Shelter 3 2023/2024

The candidate from Serbia have been selected to take part in the 2023/2024 Ulysses' Shelter 3 residency programme. Congratulations!


Jelena Žugić was born in 1989 in Belgrade. She completed her BA and MA studies in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, after which she obtained an MA degree (with distinction) in literature and culture as a recipient of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the international program Crossways in Cultural Narratives - during the course of which she lived, studied and wrote in Portugal, England and Spain. Her first poetry collection, How I Became a Flamenco Dancer (PPM Enklava, 2021) gained the attention of regional readers and critics and was shortlisted for one of the most important Serbian poetry awards, “Branko Miljković”, as well as for the award for the best regional book of poetry “Avdina okarina”. It also received honorary mentions for the award  “Milica Stojadinović Srpkinja.” Jelena Žugić has published poetry and prose in the special edition of the British literary magazine “Route 57”, as well as in renowned Serbian and regional literary journals “Polja”, “Enklava”, “Koraci”, “Hiperboreja”, “Strane”, “astronaut”, “Čovjek časopis”, “Libartes”, “Bludni stih.” She translates literary works from Portuguese, Spanish and English. Amongst the most significant authors she has translated are Clarice Lispector, Fernando Pessoa, Roberto Bolaño, Joao Reis. She currently resides, works, writes and creates music in Belgrade.



Sandorf - publishing house founded in 2008, engaged in Croatian literature and literature in translation, and in a wide range of books in humanities.


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