Thirty-six entries have been submitted for the 2018 Novel of the Year award, contest organizer Slavko Janevski Foundation announced in a press release.
Vying for this year’s MKD 150,000 prize are:
Virgins and Wolves by Aleksandar Aleksov, self-published
Fear of Barbarians by Petar Andonovski, Ili-ili
Childhood’s Hell by Atanas Bojarovski, self-published
Second Hay by Dejan Velichkovski, PNV Publishing
Sad Story about Happy People by Andrej Volkashin, Antolog
The Final Name of the Future by Zhivko Grozdanoski, Antolog
The Global Stars of the Sky by Jovan Damjanovski, Napredok – Tetovo
Blessing or a Curse by Jovan Damjanovski, Megjunaroden centar za slavjanska prosveta – Sveti Nikole
Pinocchio and the Witch by Natasha Dimitrievska, Ili-ili
Karangel Brusnichki by Ilko Dimitrieski, self-published
Baring One’s Soul by Marta Dimitrov, Gjurgja
The Golden Clock That Stopped Time by Konstantin Dorakovski, Kondor
Gunpowder Clouds by Branislav Gjorgjevski, Akademski pechat
The Predestined by Gojko Eftoski, Fi-Ga – Tetovo
Lydia, or Everything I Know About Women by Tihomir Janchovski, self-published
Prisoner of One’s Own Life by Katarina Jovchevska, Akademski pechat
Swimming Against the Tide by Nenad Joldeski, Ili-ili
Obedient Ship Afloat by Irena Jordanova, Ili-ili
Land of Refugees by Kica Kolbe, Ili-ili
Things You Cannot Lose by Nikola Kochovski, Kultura
Heretic Letters by Stefan Markovski, Tri
Trinity Saga by Zoran Miloshevski, PNV Publishing
Between the Bazaar and the Church by Dimitar Pandev, PNV Publishing
Last Train to Zagreb by Vladimir Popov, Kultura
The Sky above the Charles by Katerina Serafimovska, Kultura
Marika and the Fear, Emilija Slavkovska, Makedonika Litera
The Iris of Fortune by Cveta Spasikova, Data Pesnopoj – Bitola
Consolation for the Naked by Davor Stojanovski, Ili-ili
Here or in Eternity? by Biljana Tintoska, Matica makedonska
Soulmates 11:11 by Vesna Zdravkovska Trajkovska, self-published
Before Turning Twenty, Dobre Todorovski, Matica
Todor’s Bojana by Bozhana Trencheska, Goce Delchev University Library – Shtip
Grape Malt Syrup by Vlada Uroshevikj, Magor
People With No Past by Ivica Chelikovikj, Publisher
101 Lives by Vesna Mojsova-Chepishevska and Elena Atanasiu, Matica makedonska, and
Someone Was Here by Nikolina Andova Shopova, Templum.
Beginning Friday, Feb. 1, the website Okno.mk will publish excerpts of the novels.
The winner will be announced by March 15 at the latest, after the panel of judges has made a final shortlist.
This year, chairwoman of the panel is last year’s winner Frosina Parmakovska.
Other judges include writers Bogomil Gjuzel, Aleksandar Prokopiev, Elizabeta Bakovska and journalist Katerina Bogoeva.