Skopje, July 23 (MIA) - Prose-poetry book "Private Worlds" by Liljana Dirjan, published by Independent Writers of Macedonia, is the Macedonian nominee for the international literary award Balkanika 2008.
The jury composed of Ferid Muhic, the President and Aleksandar Prokopiev and Loreta Jakovleva-Gjorgjieva, members, unanimously passed this decision.
- Discovering that prosaic and poetic notes by Dirjan are rhetoric of emotions without exception, severe letter of ultimative and painful confessions, renovation of personal through found co-speaker from different spheres of art, jury commission concluded that it is a book of mature author that fascinates, Jakovleva-Gjorgjieva said at the press conference announcing the decision that Dirjan is participating at the poetry festival in France and did not attend the press conference.
Out of the nine works for the award, five entered the close selection besides Dirjan’s book also the novels “Target” by Blaze Minevski, “Dragon’s Bride” by Vlada Urosevic and “In Between” by Irena Jordanova and collection of stories “Scribbling” by Rumena Buzarovska.
The selection of the best book in the Balkans and presentation of award will be held in Macedonia. Magor publishing house, which is the organiser of Balkanika in the country, announced that the event will take place in Skopje by the end of September and the beginning of October or the mid of November. For now only three nominees for Balkanika award are known: “Left Hand of Aphrodite” by Takis Teodoropoulos from Greece, “Angelos Novos” by Bequim Cehu from Albania and “Black Box” by Alek Popov from Bulgaria.