Irena Jordanova

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Irena Jordanova
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Born (1980-09-08)September 8, 1980
Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia
Occupation Author

Irena Jordanova (born September 8, 1980) is a Macedonian writer. She graduated from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, the Department of World and Comparative Literature.


Irena Jordanova published her first story titled: "Streets" in a joint student publication named "Calculation at WCL”. She also published short stories in various Macedonian literary magazines. [1] Her first novel “In Between” was published in 2008 and this novel was finalist for the prestige national Novel of the Year Award [2] [3] [4] by daily newspaper "Utrinski vesnik”. With her creative prose she participated in numerous events, readings, conferences and she took part of the International Biennial of Young Artists from Europe[5] (The International Association of the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe) in 2009. In 2010 she published her second novel: "The Catalyst 33". The critics find her writing style as a fiction with bold self-irony; it is a fiction that shows, at the same time, a broad literary culture and a full range of storytelling techniques. Using different kind of "shifts" she is playing with meanings and allusions. The permanent dialogue between "I and the Other" she is moving everything that is "fixed" in "mobile" creating "new ethic" within the traditional literary norms. In her works there is a predominance of bizarre as aesthetic and ethical element creating original storytelling line.

Jordanova published her second novel "The Catalyst 33" in English language in 2012

Personal life[edit]

She lives in Skopje with her partner and her son.


"In Between" (2008) Skopje: Ili Ili Publishing

"The Catalyst 33" (2010) Skopje: Ili Ili Publishing

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