Lidija Dimkovska was born in 1971 in Skopje, Macedonia. She is a poet, novelist, essayist, and translator. She took Ph.D. degree in Romanian literature at University of Bucharest, Romania. She worked as lecturer of Macedonian language and literature at the Faculty of Foreign languages and literatures, University of Bucharest, Romania. She has published several books of poetry which have been awarded both national and international awards, the latests being Hubert Burda Award for Eastern European Poetry. Her latest book of poetry is entitled pH Neutral for Life and Death (2009).  She published her first novel Hidden Camera in 2004 and for it she received the award of the Writers’ Association of Macedonia for the best novel of the year. It has been translated in Slovenian (2006) and Slovakian (2007). Her poems have been translated and published in more than 20 languages all around the world. She has participated at numerous international literary festivals and residencies. Currenty, she lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia as a free-lance writer and translator of Romanian and Slovenian literature in Macedonian.