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Nikola Madzirov

Nikola Madzirov is a North Macedonian poet, editor, essayist, and translator. He was born in Strumica to a family of Balkan War refugees. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Studentski Zbor award-winner “Locked in the City” (1999), Aco Karamanov Award-winner “Somewhere Nowhere” (1999), and Huberta Burda Award-winner “Relocated Stone” (2007). Madzirov’s work has been translated into more than thirty languages. Two short films based on his poetry were made in Zagreb and Sofia. In 2008, Oliver Lake, American jazz composer and collaborator of Björk and Lou Reed, composed a piece based on Madzirov’s poems. Madzirov also worked for the Macedonian e-magazine Blesok, and is the Macedonian coordinator of the international network Lyrikline. His additional honors include the Hubert Burda European Poetry Award, the Miladinov Brothers poetry prize and residencies at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, LiteraturRaum in Berlin, KulturKontakt in Vienna, Literatur Haus NÖ in Krems, and Villa Waldberta in Munich. With the kind support of the German Foreign Office, he was a house guest at the LCB in 2012.

Nikola Madzirov ist ein Dichter, Herausgeber, Essayist und Übersetzer aus Nordmazedonien. Er wurde 1973 in Strumica geboren, in einer vor den Balkankriegen geflüchteten Familie. Er hat mehrere Gedichtbände veröffentlicht, unter denen erschien »Versetzer Stein« 2011 in deutscher Übersetzung im Carl Hanser Verlag. Sein Werk ist in mehr als dreißig Sprachen übersetzt worden und wird nicht nur gelesen, sondern dient auch als Basis für Kurzfilme und Jazzkompositionen. Madzirov arbeitete auch für das mazedonische E-Magazin Blesok und ist der mazedonische Koordinator des internationalen Netzwerks Lyrikline. Er war Stipendiat an der University of Iowa und Gast in der Villa Waldberta in München. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Auswärtigen Amts war er 2012 Hausgast im LCB.

Nikola Madzirov is a North Macedonian poet, editor, essayist, and translator. He was born in Strumica to a family of Balkan War refugees. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Studentski Zbor award-winner “Locked in the City” (1999), Aco Karamanov Award-winner “Somewhere Nowhere” (1999), and Huberta Burda Award-winner “Relocated Stone” (2007). Madzirov’s work has been translated into more than thirty languages. Two short films based on his poetry were made in Zagreb and Sofia. In 2008, Oliver Lake, American jazz composer and collaborator of Björk and Lou Reed, composed a piece based on Madzirov’s poems. Madzirov also worked for the Macedonian e-magazine Blesok, and is the Macedonian coordinator of the international network Lyrikline. His additional honors include the Hubert Burda European Poetry Award, the Miladinov Brothers poetry prize and residencies at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, LiteraturRaum in Berlin, KulturKontakt in Vienna, Literatur Haus NÖ in Krems, and Villa Waldberta in Munich. With the kind support of the German Foreign Office, he was a house guest at the LCB in 2012.

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