Vilenica Festival Closes with Award Giving Ceremony

Lipica, 6 September - The Vilenica literary festival closed on Saturday with the conferring of the festival's award on Italian writer and essayist Claudio Magris at the Vilenica karst cave. The president of the Slovenian Writers' Association Slavko Pregl noted on the occasion that the award was older than the Slovenian state.

Lipica
The laureate of the 24th Vilenica literary festival, Italian writer and essayist Claudio Magris (left) speaks to Culture Minister Majda Sirca (right).
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lipica
President Danilo Tuerk hold a speech at the closing ceremony of the Vilenica literary festival.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lipica
The president of the Slovenian Writers' Association, Slavko Pregl, speaks at the closing of the Vilenica literary festival.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lipica
The closing event of the 24th Vilenica literary festival.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lipica
Italian writer and essayist Claudio Magris delivers a a speech after receiving the Vilenica Award.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lipica
Italian writer and essayist Claudio Magris (right) receives the Vilenica Award from the president of the Slovenian Writers' Association, Slavko Pregl.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lipica
Italian writer and essayist Claudio Magris delivers a a speech after receiving the Vilenica Award.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lipica
Italian writer and essayist Claudio Magris (right) receives the Vilenica Award from the president of the Slovenian Writers' Association, Slavko Pregl.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lipica
President Danilo Tuerk (second from left) congratulates the winner of the Vilenica Award, Italian writer and essayist Claudio Magris.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Lipica
Italian writer and essayist Claudio Magris at the closing ceremony of the Vilenica literary festival.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

The rest of this news item is available to subscribers.
The news item consists of 1.117 characters (without spaces) or 223 words words.

Buy the news item. Price: 2 tokens; on account: 0 tokens.

sz/sz
© STA, 2009