Dusko Krastevski (1981) has graduated in South Slavic literature at the Faculty of Philology in Skopje. After his graduation he was a junior lecturer in Contemporary Literature of the 20th century. He obtained his Master's degree at the same university, and currently works as teacher of language and literature at the NOVA international school in Skopje. Since 2008, almost every year he has been participating at the Summer Seminar on Bulgarian Language, Literature and Culture in Veliko Tarnovo. After the first Sofia University summer seminar in Bankya in 2007, he began to deepen his interest in Bulgarian history and literature.
Dushko has experience as an editor in several publishing houses. He translated books from Bulgarian by Georgi Gospodinov, Alek Popov, Zdravka Evtimova, Kristin Dimitrova, Alexander Sekulov, Zahari Karabashliev, Vasil Georgiev, Milen Ruskov, Emil Andreev, Viktor Paskov, Kalin Terziyski and others. In 2022, he was among the nominated translators from Bulgarian for the award of the 'Peroto' Literary Club and the National Book Center for his translation of the book 'Mythology of Transition' by Alek Popov. In September 2022, Krastevski was among the participants in the first Balkan Literary Translation Studio ViceVersa
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During his residency in Sofia, Krstevski will work on the translation of the last parts of the novel 'The Small God of Earthquake' by Petar Denchev, as well as actively communicate with the author, meet with Bulgarian writers, translators and readers.
Peter Dentchev: Maliot Bog na zemjotresot, Antolog, Skopje 2024
The novel was translated to from Bulgarian Macedonian by Dusko Krstevski during his
residency stay at the Sofia Literature and Translation House. See the book trailer here.
The residency is supported by the project Translation in Motion (1/2/21-31/8/23), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and by the National Culture Fund, Bulgaria.