Lidija Dimkovska was born in 1971 in Skopje, Macedonia. She is a poet, novelist, and translator of Romanian and Slovenian literature in Macedonian. She writes in Macedonian. She lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and temporary is the president of the jury for Vilenica International Literary Award. She has published six books of poetry, three novels, and a diary, and edited three anthologies. Her poetry and her novels have been translated in more than twenty languages. She received several Macedonian literary prizes, the German poetry prize »Hubert Burda«, the Romanian poetry prizes “Poesis” and “Tudor Arghezi”, the European Prize for Poetry Petru Krdu in Serbia and for her novel “A Spare Life” she received the European Union Prize for Literature. Her last novel “Non-Oui” was short-listed for the international literary award “Balkanika”.