Kole Čašule

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Nikola "Kole" Chashule (Коле Чашуле) (1921 – September 22, 2009) was a Macedonian essayist, dramatist, short story writer and ambassador.[1] Chashule was one of the founders of the Macedonian Writers' Association and served as the organization's president.[1]

Nikola Kole Chashule was born in the town of Prilep, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, in the present-day Republic of Macedonia.[1] He was a member of the partisan communist group that started the Macedonian uprising against fascist Bulgarian occupation on October 11, 1941 in Prilep.

Chashule worked as the editor of two Macedonian magazines, Nov den and Sovremenost.[1] He also served as the director of Radio Skopje and the Drama Director for the Macedonian National Theatre.[1] Casule was named an honorary member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.[1]

Chashule was the recipient of several major Macedonian awards, including the Marin Drzic for dramatic work, the July 4 award, the Steriina nagrada, the October 11 award, the Stale Popov and the Misla, which he was awarded for his entire body of work.

Additionally, Chashule diplomatically represented Yugoslavia. He was Yugoslavia's ambassador to Bolivia, Brazil and Peru.[1] He also served as a consul to Canada.[1]

Kole Chashule died on September 22, 2009, at the age of 88.[1]

Notable works[edit]

  • 1948 – An Evening (Edna vecer)
  • 1950 – The Collective (Zadruga)
  • 1957 – Twig in the Wind (Vejka na vetrot)
  • 1958 – Furrow (Brazda)
  • 1960 – Darkness (Crnila)
  • 1962 – The Game (Igra)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Kole Chashule dies". Macedonian Information Agency. September 23, 2009. Retrieved September 28, 2009.