Zvonko Taneski

literary science, poetry
Home country:
North Macedonia

Curriculum vitae

Taneski graduated in general and comparative literature from the Faculty of Philology of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. In 2003, he studied at the university in Perugia, Italy. He defended his thesis from the theory and history of Slovak literature at the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University in Bratislava in 2007, and his doctoral thesis from translation and interpretation at the Faculty of Arts of the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. 

He habilitated at the Faculty of Foreign Languages  of the University FON in Skopje (2011) in Macedonian studies – Slavic languages and literatures, where he worked as an assistant professor in 2011 – 2014. Since 2014, he has held a scientist position at the university in Nitra. He also works at the Department of Slavic Philologies of the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University in Bratislava sice 2015.  

He is a member of multiple international authors' organizations, e.g. PEN klubu at AOSS,  Authors and Publicists International Association – МАПП / APIA in Riga; Asociation Constantine's Letters (od roku 2008), Art Communication & Popculture – A & P (since 2014), Litikon – Journal for Literature Research (since 2016) and CONTEXT – Review for Comparative Literature and Cultural Research (od roku 2017); Poetas del Mundо (since 2016).

So far, he has published 6 poetry collections, a book of poetry selection in Slovak translation as well as in Serbian, and four works of literary science.  

He translates from Slovak into Macedonian. Among his published translations are books by Pavol Vilikovský, Jana Beňová, Ivana Dobrakovová, Peter Šulej, Dušan Mitan, Juraj Šebest, Milan Richter, Miroslav Demák, and František Lipka. In 2017, the Association of Slovak writers' organizations awarded him the  P. O. Hviezdoslav Award for his translations of Slovak authors into Macedonian. His work, poetical and scientific, received various accolades around the world.