Iz Mostara

I just got back from the third Festival Poligon in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where I spent a few days with my old friend Niall Griffiths, UK artist Anna Best, and many other writers and critics from Bosnia, Croatia, Germany, and Serbia.

It was a great privilege to give the first ever public readings from my forthcoming novel The Fountain in the Forest at the Museum of Herzegovina’s kuća Ćorovića (Ćorović House), the Mostar birthplace of novelist Svetozar Ćorović (1875–1919).

Thanks to Festival Poligon director Mirko Božić and to the festival’s funders, venues and community, my fellow writers and artists, and the people of Mostar for their generosity and hospitality.

Here are just a few of photographer Ivan Kelava’s great pictures, taken from the Festival Poligon Facebook page, starting with this amazing photo of the reading in the Black Dog Pub in Mostar’s old town.