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).

Czech participants for Ulysses' Shelter 3 2023/2024


Kristina Nesvedová is a Czech author of children´s books. After her studies in French and Portuguese philology at Charles University, she started working as a book editor. For more than ten years, she has been preparing books by Czech and foreign authors for publication. Her first novel for children Kdo spí ve spíži (Who Sleeps in the Pantry, Host, 2023) conjures up an imaginary world where little vegetable creatures from a pantry basket come alive and experience adventures in their search for kin and friends. Kristina lives in South Bohemia with her family and two cats, and when she is not helping others bring their books into the world, she is writing her own stories and trying to improve her skills as a storyteller.


Sára Vybíralová (1986) is a writer, translator from French, and editor. Born in Brno, she studied French and History at the Charles University in Prague. Her collection of short stories Spoušť (Havoc, Host Publishing, 2015) received the Jiří Orten Award for debut by authors under thirty. She is currently writing her second collection and works at the Czech Literary Centre where she is responsible for collaboration with francophone countries. She has translated a number of works by French authors such as Édouard Levé, Édouard Louis, Leïla Slimani, Hervé Le Tellier, Jérôme Baschet, Jérôme Collin and Victor Pouchet.  




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


Center for Research and Promotion of Urban Culture (CIP) is a non-profit association that has existed for twenty years. Established in 1998, it operates in the areas of culture and art, urbanism, youth mobility and social dialogue.


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