The City of Belgrade recently conferred honorary citizenship on Peter Handke. Zarko Radakovic travelled from Cologne to Belgrade to translate for Handke. After the ceremonies they spent two days hiking in the nature preserve Fruska Gora. It was a beautiful time, Zarko reports.
During the ceremony, Handke spoke about Serbian writers:
Of the new Serbian writers, I have read, for example, Dragan Velikic. . . . I am especially fond of Zarko Radakovic, an extremely unusual writer. Everything he sees he immediately transforms into words. . . . Dragan Aleksic, who lives in Ohio and comes from Bela Crkva, is, for me, a great poet.
….. A photo from Belgrade, Handke in the foreground, Zarko in the blue shirt behind.