Violeta Tančeva-Zlateva was born on 25 April 1968 in Borievo, Strumica. She graduated in Yugoslav literature at the Faculty of Philology in Skopje. She writes poetry, short stories and essays. She has been a Member of the Macedonian Writers’ Association since 2000. She is the recipient of the “Miladinov Brothers” Award presented by Struga Poetry Evenings for best book of poetry in 2015.
She has published the following prose books: A Book of the Dream (1991), Coming Back (1993), On My Way to Borievo (1999), Colourful Letters (2008) and the books of poetry: My Picasso (2007); Prisoners of Silence (2010); Fiery (2011); Our Story (2013), A Summerless Year (2015).