The Slavko Janevski Foundation will host a book launch at MKC on Thursday for the reissue of the first Macedonian novel, Janevski’s Selo zad sedumte jaseni (1952; The Village Beyond the Seven Ash Trees).

The reissue of Janevski’s debut novel includes the author’s revised version of the book, published as Stebla(Tree Trunks) in 1965.

The foundation will also launch Arhiv Janevski, a new magazine dedicated to promoting the distinguished Macedonian writer’s legacy, as well as contemporary art and literature in general.

In its first issue, the annual magazine will publish around a hundred reproductions of Janevski’s oil paintings.

Slavko Janevski (1920-2000) was a prolific poet, short story writer, novelist, screenwriter, and painter.

He belongs to the post-World War II generation of writers who were the first to write in standard Macedonian.

Janevski was also one of the co-founders of the Macedonian Writers Association; president of the Struga Poetry Evenings festival council, and a member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

He authored over 40 books of poetry, children’s verse, and fiction.