The winner was first announced in the online edition of the Koper-based newspaper Primorske Novice, ahead of a news conference in Ljubljana on Wednesday.
Commenting on the news, Velikić told the paper that the Vilenica festival was very important to him. The first time he was invited to attend the festival was in 1989, when he published his debut novel Via Pula.
This time the festival organiser, Zavod Druga Godba, has joined forces with three co-producers: Cankarjev Dom and Kino Šiška in Ljubljana and, for the first time in the festival's long history, Narodni Dom in Maribor. Six organisations from the partner cities of Birmingham, Dublin, Helsinki, Lodz, London and Lyon will also be taking part.
Let's start our run on the Ljubljana's central meeting point: the Triple Bridge. Here we can see the statue of our most famous poet, France Prešeren with his muse upon him, take a quick look on the open market square behind him on the other side, which we might consider visiting after our run and then turn right and start our journey in the search of our muses along our way.
Each and every day, visitors of BTC City Ljubljana can enjoy not only local dishes but also immerse themselves in the adventurous flavours of cuisines from all over the world. They can stop for a quick snack while ticking off items on their to-do lists, or treat themselves to a delectable experience à la carte in one of the selected restaurants.