Živko Čingo

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Zhivko Chingo
Born(1935-08-13)13 August 1935
Velgosti, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
Died(1987-08-11)11 August 1987
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

Živko Čingo (also spelt Zhivko Chingo) (13 August 1935 – 11 August 1987) Macedonian writer, born in Velgosti, near Ohrid.


He studied literature at the University of Sts Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. He worked as a journalist and as Director of the Macedonian National Theatre.[1]

He was part of the new wave of writers to emerge on the Macedonian literary scene in the post-World War II period. One of his novels, Golemata Voda (The Great Water), has been translated into English. It was also recently made into a movie, also called The Great Water.[2] Some other short stories have also been translated and published in various collections.


  • "Пасквелија" (Paskvelia, short stories, 1961)
  • "Семејството Огулиновци" (Ogulinov Family, short stories, 1965)
  • "Нова Пасквелија" (New Paskvelia, short stories, 1965)
  • "Сребрени снегови" (Silver Snows, novel for children, 1966)
  • "Пожар" (The Fire, short stories, 1970)
  • "Големата вода" (The Great Water, novel, 1971)
  • "Жед" (Thirst, screenplay, 1971)
  • "Поле" (Field, screenplay, 1971)
  • "Образов" (Cheek, play, 1973)
  • "Ѕидот, водата" (The Wall, The Water, play, 1976)
  • "Вљубениот дух" (The Ghost in Love, short stories, 1976)
  • "Кенгурски скок" (Кangaroo Јump, play, 1979)
  • "Макавејските празници"' (The Maccabean Feasts, play, 1982)
  • "Накусо" (In Brief, short stories, 1984)
  • "Пчеларник" (Бeehives, screenplay, 1988)
  • "Гроб за душата" (Grave for the Soul, short stories, 1989)
  • "Бабаџан" (Babajan, novel, 1989)
  • "Бунило" (Delirium, short stories, 1989)


  1. ^ Biography and works of Zhivko Chingo
  2. ^ Koehler, Robert (17 November 2004), "The Great Water", Variety