Lidija Dimkovska, born in 1971 in Skopje, studied Comparative Literature at Skopje University and received her doctorate on Nichita Stănescu at Bucharest University. She currently lives and works as a lyricist, essayist and literary translator in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since 1991 she has had five poetry anthologies and one novel published. Her works received numerous awards, including the Hubert Burda Prize for young Eastern European poetry.