Slavenka Drakulić had the best visited reading event in the history of Hotel Balatura. And really, there was no chair left in town. Everyone came to listen to her. Which is quite understandable as Slavenka, who was born in Rijeka and had lived in Vienna, Stockholm, Zagreb, Istria and many places more, is a great novelist, a committed essayist and dedicated political analyst. She is a bridge between Croatia and the World. That night she was our bridge to the world.