Projects marking the jubilees of renowned Serbian writers

Every year, Belgrade City Library celebrates important jubilees and anniversaries of the birth or death of our most important writers by organizing round tables, printing collections in its special edition entitled Vrhovi”, and/or creating exhibitions dedicated to their life and creativity. So far, these activities have included the following creators: Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, Jovan Sterija Popović, Bora Stanković, Danilo Kiš, Borislav Pekić, Isidora Sekulić, Miloš Crnjanski, Ivo Andrić, Vladan Desnica, Desanka Maksimović, Dragoslav Mihailović, Svetlana Velmar Janković, Branko Miljković , David Albahari, Duško Radović, Branko Ćopić, Danilo Nikolić, Dušan Kovačević, Milorad Pavić.

The BCL primarily finances jubilee celebrations from its budget. However, some of these projects are additionally supported by the Ministry of Culture. These are the following projects:


The cheerfulness and sadness of Branko Ćopić /2015/

Project value: 500,000.00 dinars

The project consisted of creating an exhibition and printing a book (in partnership with NUBRS Banja Luka) about the life and work of Branko Ćopić.


Once upon a time, there was a “laf”/2014/

Project value: 200,000.00 dinars

The project consisted of a round table dedicated to the work of Duško Radović, the printing of an anthology about Radović’s literary work, and the creation of a representative exhibition about the writer’s life and work.


The prose worlds of David Albahari /2013/

Project value: 250,000.00 dinars

The project consisted of a round table dedicated to the work of David Albaharija and the printing of the compilation of Albahari’s literary works.


The prose rays of Svetlana Velmar Janković /2012/

Project value: 585,500.00 dinars

Round table and proceedings on the work of Svetlana Velmar Janković


Poet of fire – Branko Miljković, 50 years after/2011/

Project value: 600,000.00 dinars

Round table, proceedings and exhibition about Branko Miljković


Project value: Total support of MCI - around 2,150,000.00 dinars
Realization period: Constantly
Donor: Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia