Rumena Bužarovska, born in 1981 in Skopje, is the author of three short story collections, a booklet of flash fiction, and a study on humour in contemporary American and Macedonian short fiction (What’s Funny: Theories of Humour Applied to the Short Story, 2012). As a literary translator she has translated authors such as J.M Coetzee and Richard Gwyn. She is the 2017 winner of the regional Edo Budiša prize. She is the initiator and organiser of the PičPrič women’s storytelling event and hosts a radio show under the same name. She is currently the prose editor of the literary magazine Blesok and an associate professor of American literature at the State University in Skopje.