Blagoja Risteski – Platnar (5 March 1949 – Prilep 2004) – playwright
Graduated at Faculty of Philosophy at Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (1975). Greatly influenced by the richness of the Macedonian language. One of the rare writers whose drama texsts may be written in verse form. Reworks themes from the Macedonian milieu, Macedonian myths, Macedonian history and politics.
Plays: Carcinoma mamae (1982); Spiro Crne (1989); Arsenij (1993); Ibro jarane (1994); Fly Siljan!(1994); Lepa Angelina (1995); Venko (1998).
Awards: Best play at Macedonian Theatre Festival Vojdan Chernodrinski – Prilep, for Spiro Crne (1989) and Lepa Angelina (1996).
His plays have been translated and staged in English, Czech, Polish, Russian, French, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Turksih, and Bulgarian language.