poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright. Born in 1934 in the village of Sloestica, Demir Hisar. Attended elementary school in his native village, high school in Bitola, studied at the Faculty of Philosophy (now Philology) in Skopje. Worked as an editor with Macedonian Television. He also was an editor with the periodical “Razgledi”. Member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts since May 2000. Member of the Macedonian P.E.N. Centre. Member of the Macedonian writers’ Association.
Writes poetry, short stories, novels, plays and screenplays. Published the following books of poetry: Knots (1960), Both on Heaven and Earth (1962), Denicija (1968), Dalni nakovalni (1971), Praises and Complaints (1975), Eternal House (1987); Lachrymatory (1999). His books of short stories include: The Seventh Day (1994), Years of Treason (1974), All Faces of Death (1994). Published novels: Weed (1980), Locusts (1983) Nebeska Timjanovna (1988), Last Villagers (1987) and Tunel (2002). The book Plays (1987) includes Time for Singing and Bogunemili. Has also published two books for children: Scribble riddle, Eat and Grow. Several selections of his literary opus have been published. In 1984 his selected works were published in four volumes. He has been included in all anthologies of Macedonian poetry both at home and abroad. His works, in separate books, have been presented in many languages outside Macedonia.
Awards include: “11 October”, “Miladinov Brothers” (twice), “Koco Racin” and “Stale Popov” (twice).
Died in Skopje, September 2006.