Zoran Anchevski

North Macedonia

Zoran Anchevski (b. 1954), is a university professor of English and American literature, poet, translator and essayist.

He has published eight books of poetry that have been well received by the critics and highly acclaimed and awarded by various awards, including Studentski Zbor, for best first book of poems (1984), the international poetry award Giacomo Leopardi in Italy (2004), and “Miladinov Brothers”, the most prestigious national poetry award for his latest book of poems Celestial Pantomime (2018). He has also published a number of essays, reviews, and a book-length study in literary theory and criticism, Of Tradition (2007). He is the editor and translator of several poetry and short story anthologies in English and of many major British, American and Macedonian poets and prose writers into Macedonian or English. For his work in translation he was awarded the national translation award Grigor Prlichev (2001). 

Selections from his poetry have been translated into more than twenty languages and published in various magazines and anthologies at home and abroad.

He is a member of Macedonian Writers' Union, two times secretary and current president of Macedonian P.E.N., former president of the Organizing Board of the Struga International Poetry Festival (2002-2007). Lives and works in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.