Albanian writer from Kosovo Ag Apolloni was our guest in the Debrecen Writers’ Residence in July. During his time here, he worked on his new novel which has just been published by Bard Books in Kosovo and Albas publishing house in Albania simultaneously. Little Red Riding Hood is a love story about the relationship of a fairy tale girl and a sick wolf. The author describes his work as follows:
– The tale takes place on a continent named after a dishonoured woman (Europe). There are lots of similar cases mentioned in the book that happened during the Kosovar war as well as the effect all of this had on the upcoming peace. In the volume mythology is mixed with fables, religion and even animation. It is mostly prose but poems and dramatic elements can also be found in it. The chapter with the completely lonely and broken wolf as the main character takes place in Debrecen where the novel itself was born.