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Lidija Dimkovska


Lidija Dimkovska © Tihomir Pinter

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Lidija Dimkovska, b. 1971, Skopje/Macedonia, studied comparative literature at the University of Skopje and received a PhD in Romanian literature at the University of Bucharest. She is currently living in Ljubljana and working as a translator of Romanian and Slovenian literature into Macedonian. She has published six poetry books and two novels, and edited three anthologies.

Dimkovska’s first poems, written during her studies, have been described as astute analyses of modern Eastern European societies. Her collection of poetry Rožbi od istok (tr.: The offspring of the East, 1992) was awarded the Macedonian Prize for best debut of the year. In addition to numerous other publications, a collection of her poetry entitled pH Neutral History (2012) was translated into English and a collection of her poetry entitled Anständiges Mädchen (tr.: A decent girl, 2010) was translated into German. Her texts offer keen insights into contemporary Macedonian life.

Awards for her poetry and prose include the Hubert Burda Prize for young Eastern European poets and the European Union Prize for Literature.



Nobel protiv Nobel
Skopje, 2001

Skriena kamera
Skopje, 2004

Do Not Awaken Them With Hammers
Ugly Duckling Press
New York, NY, 2006
[tr.: Ljubica Arsovska, Peggy Reid]

pH Neutral History
Copper Canyon Press
Port Townsend, WA, 2012
[tr.: Ljubica Arsovska, Peggy Reid]

A Spare Life
Two Lines Press
San Francisco, CA, October 2016
[tr.: Christina E. Kramer]

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