Montenegrin writer Miras Martinovic is the winner of “Teuta” literary award

Montenegrin writer Miras Martinovic is the winner of “Teuta” literary award

Tirana, 12 July 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

Prominent Montenegrin writer, Miras Martinovic has been announced winner of “Teuta” award, an award which is given by “Teuta” Regional Association of Writers in the framework of the three border literary manifestation “The Alps’ Muses 2016”.

The hosts explain this award: “Miras Martinovic work, based on ancient tradition, has deep roots that link the Balkan and Mediterranean peoples. His poems and novels based on known motives for other nations too, convey humanism, love and strong messages, universal and valid for all countries and nations. It opens up horizons, shifts borders and is a clear guideline in the joint path of civilization toward the future”.

Through his work, Miras Martinovic is constantly working on expanding bridges between nations and cultures. He also brings to life joint motives of antiquity and he links them with the contemporary. As such, he was also inspired by the wooden portrait of the Illyrian queen Teuta, to write a novel with the same title.

This novel is considered as a strong link between nations that live in these lands once inhabited by Illyrians.

As a writer who is both ancient and current, with his work, Martinovic is honoring not only the Montenegrin literature. He has also been translated in Kosovo and Albania, but also in other Balkan and European countries.

“Teuta” Regional Association of Writers has been founded by authors from Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania.

On 28 and 29 August, in Plave-Guci and in Junik, this association will also hold the fourth literary three border manifestation “The Alps’ Muses 2016”. In this event, the Montenegrin writer will be officially delivered the award.

In previous years, this award was received by Albanian prominent Albanian and Montenegrin writers: Jevrem Berkovic, Dritero Agolli and Ramiz Kelmendi.

The mission of “Teuta” award is to recognize, bring closer and affirm Balkan and Mediterranean literature and culture. /