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Ivan Shopov (Macedonia), 1-30 October 2017

Ivan Shopov is a Macedonian writer and editor. He studied General and Comparative Literatureat the Faculty of Philology in Skopje. Since 2012, he is one of the editors of the Publishing House Templum and the internet portal He published the books Azbuka i zalutani zapisi (short stories, Templum, Skopje, 2010), Meshe na godinata (poems in prose, Templum, Skopje, 2012) and 091-antirazglednici od Skopje, (short stories, Druga prikazna, Skopje, 2017 ). At the beginning of 2018, the book Hronikite na Arslan Novinarski will be published, a collection of satirical articles published on the internet portal Okno. In 2010 he won the award "Novite!" for best debut fiction book (for the book Azbuka i zalutani zapisi). His poems and stories have been translated into English, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Czech, Romanian and German. He translated in Macedonian books by Ambrose Bierce, Roman Kissiov, Dragoslav Mihailović, Asja Bakić, as well as texts by Danilo Kiš, George Orwell, Jozefina Dautbegović, Peter Dentchev, Danijel Dragojević, Samuel Beckett, Mahmoud Darwish, Zbignew Herbert, Adam Zagajewski, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski. He is member of the Board of the literature festival Druga prikazna (Another Story), Skopje.

During his stay in Sofia, he will be working on his new novel "Panic in the museum"that moves on the boundary between fantastic literature and satire, partly inspired by local events in Skopje - the maniacal set of hundreds of monuments and sculptures in the city centre.

Ivan Shopov's residency in Sofia is part of the Traduki fellowships programme and is also supported by Sofia Municipality Culture Program.

Program of events with Ivan Shopov in Sofia:
  •  26 October | 18:30 h | Sofia Literature and Translation House
     Conversation between Mihail Veshim and his Macedonian colleague Ivan Shopov - link for the event