The Macedonian P.E.N. Review, Summer 2004
Slobodan Mickovic (1935-2002)
Slobodan Mickovic was born in Bitola in 1935, where he finished high school. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology in Skopje and received his Ph.D. there. He worked as a journalist to several weekly papers, as a radio and TV journalist, and as an editor in publishing houses; he served on the Republic Committee on Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries. Since 1969 he has published the following books of literary criticism, essays and studies: “Midday”, “Interpretations”, “The Time of the Poem”, “Konevski’s Ideas in Poetry” (his doctoral thesis), “Zbor and Razbor” (awarded the “Dimitar Mitrev” criticism award) and “The Third Generation”. He compiled two anthologies of Macedonian poetry. From 1992 to 1996 he published the following novels: “Alexander and Death” 1992 (awarded the fiction award “Racin’s Recognition”) “The House of Mazarena” ( Macedonian Award Novel of the Year 1999) “To Kill Apostol”, “Oh, that Paris which Drank the River”, “Canal” (first place at “Zum-Press short novel competition), “The History of Black Love”, “Suisaider”2002, and “King Marko” 2003. Slobodan Mickovic died in 2002.
His novel “Alexander and Death” was nominated for the Balkanika prize in 1997, and was translated and published in French, Greek and Serbian.