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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dževad Karahasan

Dževad Karahasan
Copyright: Goethe-Institut/Maik Schuck

Dževad Karahasan is the most significant present-day Bosnian writer. Using his literary voice for dialogue, mediation, and conflict resolution, Karahasan has reached beyond the borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina; a country that, after the dissolution of Yugoslavia and the war, is still struggling for inner cohesion and a place in the European community. Dževad Karahasan is being awarded the Goethe Medal for his role as a builder of bridges between German-speaking countries and Bosnia and Herzegovina and for his commitment to European understanding.