Fabula Story Festival: Macedonian literature
On Wednesday 6th February 2008 at 8 pm, the Fabula Story Festival was hosting the Macedonian authors Aleksandar Prokopiev, Ermis Lafazanovski and Venko Andonovski.
This year Macedonian literature represented the central topic of the festival.
The discussion with the authors was conducted by Petra Bauman.
Aleksandar Prokopiev (1953) is a Macedonian author of short stories and essays. A PhD in comparative literature and literary theory, he works at the Institute of Macedonian Literature in Skopje. He has written three collections of short stories, several collections of stories, a poetic diary and several essays. He also writes screenplays, plays, and rock lyrics, and translates.
Ermis Lafazanovski (1961) is a writer of novels and short stories, a historian and a literary critic. He has a PhD in Macedonian national literature and works at the »Marko Čepenko« Ethnographic Institute in Skopje. His special interests include oral literature and interpretation of texts, which is reflected in many of his scientific works. Among others, Lafazanovski has written two collections of short stories and the novel Aristocrat (1997).
Venko Andonovski (1964) is an author of novels, short stories, theatre plays, poetry and essays, a literary critic and theorist. He holds a PhD in Philosophy by the University “Blaze Koneski” in Skopje, where he also lectures. From 1990 he has been a member of the Macedonian Writers' Association. He has been awarded several prizes for his work, including the National award for the book of the year (1993), Balkanika award for best novel (2001), Utrinski Vestnik for the novel of the year (2000) … His works have been translated widely.