The Symposium "Andric's Sunny Side" will be open today at the "Dr Simo Milosevic" Institute in Herceg Novi and will last until Sunday, 14 October. The symposium is part of the international research project "Andrić-Initiative: Ivo Andrić in the European context". The organizers are the Institute for Slavic Studies of the Karl Franzens University in Graz and the Municipality of Herceg Novi.
The meeting will be officially opened by the manager of the Municipality of Herceg Novi, Dragan Šimrak, and Branko Tošković, head of the research project "Andrić-Initiative: Ivo Andric in the European context" of the Institute in Graz.
Over the course of three days, 60 authors from 13 European countries, including Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Austria, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine will be presented.
The symposium is organized in four thematic blocks: Andrić's unfinished (reconstructed) novel "On the sunny side", the light of Andrić's obsession, his connection with Montenegro and Herceg Novi, and the creation of the only Nobel Prize among the South Slavs in relation to other writers and the context of literary directions and theories.
The symposium in Herceg Novi is held in the year of the reconstruction and revitalization of the House of Ivo Andrić in Herceg Novi and the symbolic return of the writer to the town under the Orjen Mountain. After carrying out emergency repairs, the facility was open for visits and a number of art programs hosted by thousands of visitors were held there. For the first time in Montenegro, the House has exhibited the original Nobel Prize for Literature that Andrić received in 1961. The complete revitalization will be carried out through the cross-border project Co.Co.Tour, by the end of 2020.