On hand for the ceremony in Skopje were Croatian ambassador to Macedonia Danijela Barišić, CHF general secretary Diana Mašala Perković and Božidar Brezinščak Bagola, a member of the Croatian Writers’ Association and the head of its commission on international literary.

On the occasion of its 71st anniversary the Macedonian Writers’ Association hosted a ceremony at its headquarters in Skopje to present prizes in five categories. On hand to welcome everyone was the association’s president Vele Smilevski.
The Stale Popov Prize for works in prose went to Jagoda Mihajlovska-Georgieva for her novel Manastir Fuenterabia. Risto Vasilevski won the Aco Šopov Prize for his book of poetry Idi u krug (Go in a Circle), while Angelina Banović-Markovska took the Dimitar Mitrev Prize for her book of essays Diskurs i ekskurs (Discourse and Excourse). Vasil Mukaetov won the Vančo Nikoleski Prize for best book for children for his collection of poems Skoči, preskoči (Jump, Jump Over), while Ljerka Toth Naumova picked up the annual Književni most (Literary Bridge) Prize for her book Nevidljiva vrata (Invisible Door). This prize is awarded for books published in one of the languages of the ethnic minorities—Toth Naumova’s book was co-published in Croatian by the Croatian Heritage Foundation and the Croatian Community in the Republic of Macedonia.
On hand for the ceremony were Croatian ambassador to Macedonia Danijela Barišić, CHF general secretary Diana Mašala Perković and Božidar Brezinščak Bagola, a member of the Croatian Writers’ Association and the head of its commission on international literary relations. (mk.mvep.hr)