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Born in '89

24 young writers from the East on upheaval, change and those things that always remain the same.

This publication is the result of the Born in ‘89 essay competition organised by the EBRD with our partners UniCredit and the Financial Times.


The essay competition, launched in November 2009 to commemorate the fall of the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe, drew a strong response from the young generation in the EBRD region. Almost 600 essays were submitted to our international jury – the author Andrei Kurkov, journalist Quentin Peel, the former president of National Public Radio Kevin Klose, the publisher Nenad Popović, the writer Slađana Bukovac, the journalists Velislav Radev and Danuta Walewska.

This publication showcases the best essays.

Igor Andryushchenko (181KB - PDF)

Nikoleta Arnaudova (46KB - PDF)

Tomina Atanasova (55KB - PDF)

Justina Banytė (50KB - PDF)

Sergei Barinov (87KB - PDF)

Aleksandra Bobak (80KB - PDF)

Nikita Bolgov (94KB - PDF)

Martin Cvetanović (430KB - PDF)

Ana Dabrundashvili (47KB - PDF) (winner)

Lola Davidzhan (396KB - PDF)

Irina Fedorenko (55KB - PDF)

Artyom Karachun (245KB - PDF)

Sonja Kasipović (71KB - PDF)

Lyudmila Kolb (197KB - PDF)

Ekaterina Kolpinets (67KB - PDF)

Mašo Mehmedović (83KB - PDF)

Vladimir Mikhailov (74KB - PDF)

Daria Orlova (135KB - PDF)

Ivana Perić (42KB - PDF)

Milica Petrova (202KB - PDF)

Relja Popović (355KB - PDF)

Otar Sheklashvili (48KB - PDF)

Ulyana Yavna (178KB - PDF)

Artem Zayats (228KB - PDF)


Publication details

  • Date: 06 Sep 2010
  • Price:Free

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