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 Templum Publishing House and Okno.mk 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). The book Hronikite na Arslan Novinarski
, a collection of satirical articles, was published in 2018 on 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 has 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 Druga prikazna (Another Story) Literature Festival, Skopje.
During his stay in Sofia, he worked 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.
- 26th October | 18:30 h | Sofia Literature and Translation House: Conversation between Mihail Veshim and his Macedonian colleague Ivan Shopov (link for the event)