Olivera Nikolova

Olivera Nikolova is a Macedonian author who is considered to be one of the top novelists of her country. She was born is 1936 in Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, and worked as a screenwriter for radio and television programs.

She writes for children and adults.

Her well-known children books are Zoki Poki(a book considered to be a classic in Macedonian literature), The country where one can’t arrive (awarded the Best Book of the Year at the Struga Poetry Evenings, 1966), The Friends Bon and Bona (Award of the Struga Poetry Evenings, 1975), My Sound (Mojot Zvuk; Yugoslav Award Mlado Pokolenje, 1978), Marko’s Girlfriends, Loveaches, Stone Ciphers, The Crossing is not Lit, Light Year, etc. For exceptional accomplishments in the contemporary literature for young people, in 1983 she received the Zmaj Award, a prominent award from former Yugoslavia.

Her publications for adults are A Day for Summer Holiday, the comedy Silver Apple, the novels Narrow Door, Homeworks, Adam’s Rib (Racin’s Award, 2000), Rositsa’s Dolls (Novel of the Year, 2004), as well as the book of drama writings entitled Silver Apple,”Left ventricle”,White smoke ,”Small House Award nomination Balkanika 2011″.