Lidija Dimkovska is a Macedonian poet, novelist, essayist, and translator living in Ljubljana, Slovenia. One of the best known women writers from South East Europe, her work has been praised by the late Dubravka Ugrešić, as well as by poets Helen Mort and Fiona Sampson. She has published twelve titles to date, including seven books of poetry and three novels, and is the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the 2016 European Union Prize for Literature for her novel published in English as A Spare Life (Two Lines Press, 2016). Her latest publication in English translation are her selected poems What Is It Like? (Wrecking Ball Press, 2022). Her books have been translated in fifteen languages.
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